JB Blunk (1926–2002) lived and worked in the rural town of Inverness, California for more than 45 years. His practice was informed by his intimate connection with the surrounding environment, natural materials and archetypal forms.

Your gift helps realize JB Blunk, the first book to share this visionary artist’s story and present the breadth of his practice.

Throughout his career Blunk moved seamlessly between diverse disciplines and media: sculpture, ceramics, painting, jewelry and furniture. He employed techniques in one medium which often informed another. His curiosity, experimentation and freedom has and will continue to serve as an inspiration for contemporary artists, designers and creative enthusiasts.

The Blunk monograph draws from the artist’s extensive archive and features essays by Lucy Lippard, Louise Cort, and Glenn Adamson. The book is edited by Mariah Nielson, designed by Kajsa Ståhl of Åbäke, printed by Die Keure in Bruges, Belgium, and published by the JB Blunk Estate and Dent de Leone, London, UK. The launch of JB Blunk will coincide with a solo exhibition of the artist’s work at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in April, 2020.

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JB Blunk (1926–2002) lived and worked in the rural town of Inverness, California for more than 45 years. His practice was informed by his intimate connection with the surrounding environment, natural materials and archetypal forms.

Your gift helps realize JB Blunk, the first book to share this visionary artist’s story and present the breadth of his practice.

Throughout his career Blunk moved seamlessly between diverse disciplines and media: sculpture, ceramics, painting, jewelry and furniture. He employed techniques in one medium which often informed another. His curiosity, experimentation and freedom has and will continue to serve as an inspiration for contemporary artists, designers and creative enthusiasts.

The Blunk monograph draws from the artist’s extensive archive and features essays by Lucy Lippard, Louise Cort, and Glenn Adamson. The book is edited by Mariah Nielson, designed by Kajsa Ståhl of Åbäke, printed by Die Keure in Bruges, Belgium, and published by the JB Blunk Estate and Dent de Leone, London, UK. The launch of JB Blunk will coincide with a solo exhibition of the artist’s work at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in April, 2020.