Still hot off the Italian press, introducing Cfile’s latest title Ménage: Beato, wherein Garth Clark commemorates an old friend, art world legend, Beatrice Wood.
In racy collage, coy drawings and erotic love letters from the Rowland Collection, this elegant limited edition book unblushingly details Beatrice Wood’s late-life ménage à trois with Jack and Rhea Case. Our special edition of 100 boasts a slip cover of fine pink linen and a strategically placed (but fake) ruby. ONLY available through Cfile.
Born in 1893, the artist Beatrice Wood lived and worked until the age of 105. She was known variously as the Mama of Dada and the Queen of Luster. In 1917 she was part of the avant-garde Dada movement in New York. By the mid-1950s she had become a leading practitioner of luster-glazed ceramics. Wood moved from being a debutante to joining one of the most bohemian circles of her day. Her work played with sexuality, but her aesthetic was often more comic than erotic. Now featured in over one hundred museums across the world, Wood is often quoted for her recipe to a long life: “art books, chocolates, and young men.”
The collection of drawings that make up Ménage: Beato were later acquired by Betsy Ross Rowland, who has sponsored this limited-edition book to benefit the ceramics educational programs of the nonprofit CFile Foundation.
For limited time Cfilers can get this Special Edition rosy gem 25% off in our shop with the discount code CFILEBEATO ! Offer is only available until 25 copies are left.