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Ruth Asawa: An Artist Takes Shape

Ruth Asawa: An Artist Takes Shape

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By Sam Nakahira

This graphic biography, developed in consultation with Ruth Asawa’s youngest daughter, Addie Lanier, chronicles the genesis of Asawa as an artist—from the horror of Pearl Harbor to her transformative education at Black Mountain College to building her life in San Francisco, where she would further develop and refine her groundbreaking wire sculptures.

Asawa never sought fame, preferring to work on her own terms: for her, art and life were one. Featuring lively illustrations and a dozen photographs of Asawa’s artwork, this graphic retelling of her young adult years demonstrates the transformative power of making art.
  • Getty Publications, 2024
  • Hardcover, 112 pages
  • 7 x 9 inches
  • Recommended for ages 13+

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