Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014-2016

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Tony Lewis: Anthology 2014–2016 showcases 34 trailblazing collage-poems by the artist Tony Lewis. Drawing together the energy and hilarity of comic strips—especially the legendary Calvin and Hobbes—with a profound poetic sensibility, Lewis plays with line and language to create works that teach us about the magic of drawing just as they demonstrate a new way to understand poetry. Accompanying essays and drawings by scholars and artists Theaster Gates, Betsy Johnson, and Karl Haendel, plus four Hirshhorn Eye (Hi) video activations, reveal how Lewis is creating a unique place for himself within contemporary art.

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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's holdings encompass one of the most important collections of postwar American and European art in the world, and has been a leading voice for groundbreaking artists since 1974.


  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • 60 4-color figures and plates
  • 10" x 8"
  • Texts by Theaster Gates, Betsy Johnson and Tony Lewis
  • Visual essay by Karl Haendel