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Terra Foundation Publication Grants Help Advance American Art Scholarship

June 26, 2013

Chicago, IL—John J. Curley’s book A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Cold War Visuality is among this year’s recipients of Terra Foundation for American Art publication program grants.

“Now in their second year, these grants support scholars who demonstrate excellence and originality in the field of American art internationally,” explained Francesca Rose, publications program director at the Terra Foundation. “For example, Curley’s reassessment of early works by Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter yields a new transatlantic model for understanding the Cold War’s profound impact on the visual culture of both the Eastern and Western blocs.”

Terra Foundation publication grants also help disseminate American art resources worldwide and promote publications with an international dimension, either through the topic addressed or the nature of the publication, such as translations or books written by non-U.S. scholars.

Grants ranging from $7,000 to $10,000 were awarded to the following publications:

  • The American Corinnes: Women Sculptors and the Eternal City, 1850–1876, by Melissa Dabakis, published by Penn State University Press;
  • A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Cold War Visuality, by John J. Curley, published by Yale University Press;
  • Man Triumphant: The Divided Life of David Edstrom, by Rolf Lundén, published by Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen;
  • From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller, Caribbean Artist in the Age of Impressionism, by Edward Sullivan, published by Yale University Press; and
  • Ce que je crée, c’est de la forme: Entretiens, 1963–1997, published by Les Editions du Centre Pompidou.

“The Lichtenstein book [Ce que je crée, c’est de la forme: Entretiens, 1963–1997] is meant to complement the Pompidou Center’s upcoming exhibition of the artist’s work and its catalogue,” added Rose “This French-language translation from English invites us to rethink preconceived ideas about pop art and Lichtenstein’s own work through an unprecedented anthology of interviews with the artist, conducted and collected by such noted art critics as Barbara Rose, David Sylvester, Alain Solomon, and John Coplans.”

Terra Foundation publication grants provide support for scholarly books and articles in print or digital formats that address historical art of the United States, circa 1500–1980, and:

  • Translate works originally written or published in English;
  • Result in English-language translations of works originally written or published in another language,
  • Examine American art in an international context;
  • Are written by non-U.S. scholars or that have a significant number of non-U.S. contributors; or
  • Are slated for publication outside the U.S.

For a detailed list of grant requirements, please visit
Terra Foundation for American Art
Established in 1978, the Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States. With financial resources of more than $250 million, an exceptional collection of American art from the colonial era to 1945, and an expansive grant program, it is one of the leading foundations focused on American art, and devotes approximately $12 million annually in support of American art exhibitions, projects, and research worldwide.