Friday, August 1, 2008

Illustration from French magazine Beaux Arts advertising Clyde Connell exhibit in March, 1990

In 1990 the Vallois Gallery in Paris opened a show of Clyde's work. It was presented with full page ads in the big art magazines. Martha Dunphy, from whose collection we photographed these examples, remembers that the Vallois show was housed in air-conditioned tents at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

We are indebted to Martha for her loan of art, framing of work by Dixon Ent, videotaped interviews of Clyde and deep background stories on the life and travels of Clyde.

Deep Roots, the life and legacy of Clyde Connell, opens at Artspace Shreveport Sept 19.

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