Beneath the Ice: The Art of the Spearfishing Decoy
by Apfelbaum, Ben et al.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1990. Hardcover. Fine/VG+. Blue cloth/boards with white lettering. Color-illus. dj with black lettering on white spine. 87 pp. with 68 color plates. A catalogue published for the traveling exhibition of the same title at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York, 1990. The catalogue was authored by curator, Ben Apfelbaum, collector/owner of the decoys, Seven J. Michaan, and Eli Gottlieb. More than 200 stunnin examples of fish-decoy art are presented herein with text about their history and use. Included is an interview with Ben Chosa, an Ojibway with much practical experience of ice spearfishing. An excellent resource on an unusual and colorful part of America's folk art heritage.
(Inventory #: 155158)
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