Every once in a while I receive the loveliest emails from readers -- not press releases -- just a few kind words about something they found inspiring. One, for example, came from a recent graduate who decided to reward herself with a mid-century Andrew Bucci watercolor. (She discovered the Mississipi-born artist while reading this blog.) In case you are wondering, I don't take a dime for spreading the word about artists or designers, but I do get tremendous satisfaction from joyful letters like this. On certain days, they make me feel as if I'm putting my art degree to good use!
In short, I'm publicly thanking every reader who has taken time to write during the past three years. Based on the emails, it seems many of you would like an opportunity to see more of Bucci's work in person. Apart from Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans and Brown's Fine Art in Jackson, numerous museums own pieces. Below is just a sampling. (Please check with the individual institutions to see if his work is actually on view this summer.)
Smithsonian Archive of American Art
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
Meridian Museum of Art
Mississippi Museum of Art
New Orleans Museum of Art
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Shown at top, Bucci's Untitled Face, oil on paper, 1950s, and Untitled Face, oil and charcoal on paper, 1972 both available through Cole Pratt Gallery.
Still on the subject of art, don't miss Ellen's instructions for doing linocut prints with kids.