By Amy Abrams
Part biography, part career-critique, Anne Coe: Wisdom of the Wild presents a penetrating look at Anne Coe’s paintings and prints. Through the artist’s revelatory journey exploring and portraying the beauty and mystery of life, Coe shows us a way back to the instinctual self, fostering the restoration of our passion and creativity. Animals portray the plights of people in her artworks, highlighting the compelling conflicts of our time: civilization versus “the wild” and individual versus society. “The wild” has much to teach us in Coe’s artworks. The artist passionately celebrates the land and its creatures leading us to a profound reconnection with nature and ultimately, with ourselves.
This beautifully produced volume, by Amy Abrams (renowned art historian and award- winning author) showcases over 100 superb reproductions of Coe’s greatest paintings, paying tribute to one of the foremost contemporary artists of the West.