Three Artist Books by Robert Jacks



Color Book/Red Diagonals/Twelve Drawings

R. Jacks, New York, 1974, 1975, 1976. Stapled and tape bound. Three artist books by Robert Jacks. Melbourne born Robert Jacks was primarily a painter and printmaker. After developing his work within Australia, Jacks moved to North America, participating in several group shows in Montreal and Toronto until he eventually moved to New York City in 1969. In 1971 he was selected by Sol LeWitt to start a series of exhibitions in the New York Cultural Center. Hand stamped relief prints in red, black, green and blue ink from rubber stamps of minimalist grids. Color Book lacking tape binding. From the library of noted gallerist and curator Laura Carpenter, with corresponding bookplate and labels. Laura Carpenter was instrumental in bringing contemporary art to Santa Fe in the mid-1990s. She began her career as a gallerist in Dallas, Texas, showing artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Martin Puryear. Upon her arrival in Santa Fe, she held solo shows for the likes of Kiki Smith, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Juan Muñoz and Susan Rothenberg, transforming the Santa Fe art world. Ellsworth Kelly, John Chamberlain, Ed Ruscha, Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois and Marina Arbamovic all had shows or came to support fellow artists. Carpenter was also a founder of SITE, helping to permanently establish Santa Fe as a premier destination for contemporary art. For the lot.