Monday, January 30, 2012

Free art catalogues

I have stumbled on two sources of free art catalogues as PDF files this week.
The first is the Adam gallery which is a real gallery in London and a branch in Bath, which is where I was persuing their paper catalogues last week. But then I found that they have many for free as downloadable PDFs. Go to their website and click on contemporary artist and then the artists name. There is then a link on the left for artist profile. If there is a PDF there will be a link to it on that page. There are three by Barbara Rae and two by Julio Rondo for example.

Then my beloved October gallery in London ( oh how I miss the days of working near that and nipping in after work)  has a new PDF catalogue of El Anatsui's ASI exhibition.
I love having these PDFs on my ipad in Kindle and having them handy for odd free moments or lunchtimes at work.

Oh and whilst is it  not free, for those who like Aboriginal Art, their bookshop has copies of  Kathleen Petyarre Genius of Place  for just £10 plus postage. When I checked, new copies were £86 on Amazon!
I would also recommend their small catalogues of Ablade Glover and Nnenne Okora's exhibitions - I return to mine all the time. At £5 each a good buy. They do post internationally. ( I have no connection to them - just  love the art they show!)


sandra wyman said...

Thanks so much for the links! Really appreciated!

Linda said...

Great resources Helen, thanks for posting.