We are thrilled to share recent news on represented artist, Ian van Coller: Kilimanjaro was acquired by Stanford, and The Last Glacier was acquired by The Davis Museum. Both these books focus on glacier melting, some of the major signs of our changing global climate. The books have both beauty and gravity, and the book form is van Coller's most celebrated and sought-after work. A limited number of these exceptional handmade artists books are available. We encourage our savvy collectors to make acquisitions of their own.
In addition to this, van Coller was also featured this week in Lenscratch, an excerpt by Alexis Pike follows:
Unfortunately on your screen you only experience a portion of his work. I wish you could turn the pages of one of his impressive large-scale handmade books. Stepping inside one of his books is an emotional experience that makes you catch your breath. He makes beautiful work showcasing his love of details. Ian is accomplished as both artist and craftsman, paying attention to all particulars that make up the whole. His work is a package you don’t really want to unwrap because the presentation is striking, but you do because the gift that awaits inside is incredible.
Related exhibition: van Coller's work, Kilimanjaro: The Last Glacier is now on view in Chicago (through July 1, 2017). Learn more about that exhibition, hosted by Schneider Gallery, curated by jdc Fine Art.