Publications – Clyfford Still Museum


Clyfford Still The Artist's Museum book

Published in 2012, The Artist's Museum sheds new light on the shadowy corners of Still's artistic evolution. Presenting more than one hundred of Still’s greatest works, this is the Museum's first comprehensive catalog and features the first-ever scholarly essays on the artist developed with a broad understanding of Still’s entire oeuvre.

Book cover and inside image of Allied Works Architecture Clyfford Still Museum

A publication highlighting the Clyfford Still Museum’s architectural importance, Allied Works Architecture: Clyfford Still Museum is a rich collection of stories, artifacts, documents, and conversations that trace the evolution of the building from the initial conception of the museum to its ultimate realizations.

Cover of a Clyfford Still book

Experience an early chapter in Clyfford Still’s groundbreaking path towards Abstract Expressionism. Clyfford Still: The Colville Reservation and Beyond, 1934-1939 features new scholarship exploring how Still’s time with indigenous people of northeastern Washington State contributed to a tragic sensibility realized later in his career.

A Light of His Own: Clyfford Still book cover and interior

This softcover A Light of His Own: Clyfford Still at Yaddo exhibition catalogue published by the Clyfford Still Museum includes color reproductions, several never-before-seen images from the Clyfford Still Archives, a foreword by CSM director Dean Sobel, and a captivating essay by Yaddo exhibition curator Patricia Failing.

Cover and interior of The Early Years: Clyfford Still in Canada book

The Early Years: Clyfford Still in Canada, 1920-1933 illustrates the extraordinary but largely unknown early development and legacy of Clyfford Still’s artistic practices in two distinctive geographical settings, Bow Island (1920-25) and Killam, Alberta (1925-33). Despite environmental contrasts and the relative sophistication of Still’s work of the later 1920s, both his Bow Island and Killam images convey youthful lived experience in a familiar and comfortable environment—standing apart from Still’s later preoccupation with the uncanny and sublime.

Clyfford Still Early Works 1920-1939 catalog three volume set

The deluxe three-box set of Clyfford Still Early Works: 1920-1939 includes The Colville Reservation and Beyond, 1934-1939, A Light of His Own: Clyfford Still at Yaddo, and The Early Years: Clyfford Still in Canada, 1920-1933.

Clyfford Still Musuem Handbook

The Clyfford Still Museum Handbook is the perfect companion to a lasting visit. Published in 2015, this handy and affordable softcover includes an illustrated chronology of the artist’s life and work; carefully annotated color reproductions of more than 35 outstanding paintings and works on paper; overviews of the Museum’s archival and conservation efforts; and a detailed look at Allied Works Architecture’s award-winning concept and design for the Museum.

Repeat Recreate book

A comprehensive examination of a little-known practice in Clyfford Still’s work, Repeat/Recreate provides a greater understanding of Still’s stylistic processes and the underpinnings of his darkly magnetic art. This catalogue challenges the popular understanding of Abstract Expressionism as an outpouring of impulsive creativity.

Works on Paper on an iPad with other books

Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Still's graphic art. The accompanying catalogue, the Museum's first in a digital format, provides a visually rich experience of some 260 rarely-seen works, revealing the centrality of drawing within Still's life-long creative process.

Books About Clyfford Still

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Institute of Contemporary Art Still Catalog

Rare 1963 catalog from the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. ($75)

Book cover of Still from Albright Knox

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Still Catalog

Rare catalog featuring the works given to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery by Clyfford Still in 1964. ($100)

Book - Clyfford Still SFMoMA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Clyfford Still Catalog

Rare 1976 catalog of Clyfford Still's work at SFMoMA. ($100)

Book - Clyfford Still The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Still Catalog

Rare 1979 catalog of the Met's Clyfford Still holdings. ($195)

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