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Ars Libri maintains the largest stock in America of rare and out-of-print books on art. We specialize in academic library collection development, and offer scholarly collections en bloc, as well as individual rare books and documents. Founded in 1976, it has an international reputation as a source for scholars, collectors, artists, and everyone else with an interest in the visual arts. Ars Libri covers all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts. Our email:

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Paulette Tavormina returns to Boston with a two-part solo exhibition... BLACK & BLOOM

@Robert Klein Gallery (38 Newbury St) February 8 - March 29, 2014
Natura Morta and Flowers, Fish & Fantasies

@Ars Libri (500 Harrison Ave) February 7 - March 29, 2014

The forthcoming exhibition, Black & Bloom, has two distinct parts: Tavormina's newest series, Botanicals, will be shown at ARS LIBRI beginning Friday, February 7; work from her earlier series, Natura Morta and Flowers, Fish & Fantasies, will be shown at Robert Klein Gallery beginning Saturday, February 8. The exhibition runs through March 29 in both locations.

Botanicals, a series Tavormina started in 2013, takes a traditional genre and flips it on its head. At first glance, the images appear to be deconstructed still lifes from her earlier series Natura Morta and Flowers, Fish & Fantasies. But where she once directed the viewer's eye, Tavormina is now dispersing with a central focus and playfully pulling our attention to the edges of the image.

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