Rachel’s Holidays editions now at the Eastman and Krannert Museums

June 13th, 2018

Recently the dye transfer prints from 1984 called Rachel’s Holidays have been acquired by two museums, The Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY and the Krannert Museum in Champaign, Illinois. I printed the images during the last year I taught at Rochester Institute of Technology using a process that is now no longer manufactured, but produced rich and lasting color photographs. You can find out more about these prints here http://www.beanettles.com/folio/Photography__1980s/Rachels_Holidays__84.html
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The Skirted Garden moves to the Krannert Art Museum, Champaign

May 26th, 2018

The painting The Skirted Garden (1969) has returned to where it was created, to the University of Illinois. It is now in the Krannert Art Museum’s collection.
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I found the prelimanary sketches in an early sketchbook of mine.
GP14 skirted garden sketches
The covers of the first 9 books make an interesting comparison, as the very first one was from my undergraduate years at the University of Florida. These nine books are now in my archive at the University of Illinois Archive.
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Eager is available from Vamp & Tramp

April 7th, 2018

The last two copies of this little card deck, EAGER, can be ordered from Vamp & Tramp.
http://www.vampandtramp.com/online-catalog/catalog-link/April-2018-Collecting%20under$100/April-2018-Collecting-under100-link.htmleager

SFMoma video about Mountain Dream Tarot

March 12th, 2018

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 9.53.00 AMhttps://www.sfmoma.org/watch/bea-nettless-photographic-tarot-deck/
This was recorded while I was visiting San Francisco in August 2017. SFMoma owns a sample pack of my original hand colored photographic machine stitched tarot cards.

Phoenix Art Museum: Logic of the Copy show through April

January 24th, 2018

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From now through April 15 you can see my Mountain Dream Tarot deck from 1975 in this show of early experimental offset publishing at the Phoenix Art Museum.
https://ccp.arizona.edu/exhibitions-events/exhibitions/logic-copy-four-decades-photography-print

Dangerous Minds blog post on Mountain Dream Tarot

December 9th, 2017

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A short while back there was a major article on the blog Dangerous Minds. Since then the deck has reached an entirely new audience.
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_haunting_photographic_tarot_deck_with_an_unexpected_nod_from_bruce_spri
The Third Edition of the deck is available from my store: http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

Forty Forevers (leather edition) is now sold out.

September 19th, 2017

The edition of three copies of Forty Forevers is now sold out. Collections include: Beinecke Library,Yale; University of Central Florida, Orlando, and the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis. There are still a few copies of the clothbound edition available.This book is a sequence of my photographs of forty hearts with initials carved into them, pictured in the order of legibility.

Forty Forevers 1
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New books added to the Herron School of Art Collection

September 19th, 2017

During my recent lecture trip to the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, the library acquired several of my artists’ books, including two important unique books that I made in Italy in 2009. I was teaching for the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona.

Via S Margherita is a triple accordion depicting the uphill climb to the school every day.
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Venus is my response to the familiar painting with the addition of actual photos of the flowers in bloom outside my studio window.
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SF MOMA visit

August 24th, 2017

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Last week I visited SFMoma to see my Mountain Dream Tarot cards on display in The Good 70′s exhibition curated by Linde Lehtinen. She created this exhibition by featuring the work of photographs in their collection by photographers who were pictured in Mike Mandel’s Photographers Baseball card series. My “baseball” portrait was on display in the case along with my photographic Tarot cards.

Dante Enters Hell deluxe edition is sold out.

August 3rd, 2017

All nine copies and the artist’s proof of the deluxe book have now found homes in libraries: The Lilly Library (Bloomington), Illinois Wesleyan, Universities of Central Florida & Colorado & Illinois, Florida State, Yale’s Beinecke, Northwestern, Duke, and Herron School of Art.
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