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Anna Banana

45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana

Discover one of North America’s most intriguing, influential, and unheralded artists in this groundbreaking retrospective.

A compelling retrospective of Anna Banana’s work and her place in art history.

Book Description

Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana is a compelling retrospective of Anna Banana’s work and her place in art history. Michelle Jacques traces Banana’s evolution from Anne Long to conceptual artist Anna Banana and the breadth of her oeuvre. Craig Saper contemplates the paradox that an artist of her stature could remain virtually unknown while subverting mainstream art and culture so relentlessly and so humorously for so long. Anne Thurmann-Jajes relates the value of the Banana Rag and other publications in publicizing the artist’s actions and maintaining contact with other artists. And Edward M. Goméz highlights the importance of Banana’s fun, frank, and frequently experimental art in engaging new audiences and bridging the historic anti-art practices of Dada and Fluxus and today’s contemporary practices.

Awards

  • Winner of Complete Book Design, Applied Arts Awards, 2016
  • Winner of an Alcuin Society Award for Excellence in Book Design, 2016

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BOOK DETAILS

  • hardcover
  • 8.25 x 9.75 inches
  • 176 pages
  • 978-1-927958-29-2
  • $40