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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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Bill Jacobson: This Is, this is (1989 - Now)
Exhibition: 4 March - 30 April 2016 at Ars Libri Ltd. 500 Harrison Avenue Boston
Monday-Friday 9-6, Saturday 11-5

Opening reception 5:30-7:30pm Friday, March 4, 2016 (part of SoWa First Fridays)

This survey charts Jacobson's course over the last 26 years, from his early defocused images to the crisp, reductive work he continues to explore today.

This is, this is (1989 - Now) highlights the completion of Place (Series) and a concurrent project, Lines in My Eyes. It also includes images from the earlier bodies of work Song of Sentient Beings, New Year's Day, Interim Landscape, Some Planes, and A Series of Human Decisions.

The exhibition will open with an artist's reception and book signing at Robert Klein Gallery (38 Newbury Street) on Saturday, February 27, from 4 to 6 PM. A First Friday reception at Robert Klein Gallery @ Ars Libri (500 Harrison Avenue) will be held on Friday, March 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.

In 2012, Robert Klein Gallery and Ars Libri began a long-term collaboration to mount exhibitions and, with their combined expertise, identify and present new artists to the international market. The Robert Klein Gallery will host satellite photography installations at our space at 500 Harrison Ave.
The Robert Klein Gallery will continue to hold regular exhibitions at 38 Newbury Street; installations at Ars Libri will supplement their shows with additional works and printed material. New installations at Ars Libri will open during the First Friday event each month.

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