Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes: Approaching Contemporary Art Books
Charles Hobson is a visual artist and Professor Emeritus of SFAI who constructs images for books and works on paper through monotypes and printmaking. Hobson has published more than 40 contemporary artists’ books under the imprint of Pacific Editions since 1986. Usually following literary or historical themes, his work addresses such diverse topics as famous couples who met in Paris and Mark Twain’s imaginary diaries of Adam and Eve. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the New York Public Library; the Whitney Museum, New York; and the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and his archive has been acquired by Stanford University.
Charles Hobson, Quarantine, 2011, Limited edition artist’s book (edition of 42), 9 x 7 x 2 inches