Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne
By Joseph R. Wolin
Introduction and Acknowledgments by Barbara Schwan
The exhibition catalogue for Open This End features selections of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant artists of the last 50 years. The title, from a 1962 Warhol painting included in the eponymous exhibition, suggests that the show is a present to be unwrapped, a surprise that audiences will delight in discovering. Painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, installation and mixed media of more than 30 artists are displayed in this show's publication, presenting numerous different narratives in the history of art from the 1960s to the present. Lorraine Wild at Green Dragon Office, who is a 2006 AIGA Gold Medal winner, designed the exhibition's 120-page catalogue.