The Samstag Legacy, 2016

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Featured Publication

The Samstag Legacy: An Artist's Bequest

Essays by Lea Rosson DeLong and Ross Wolfe

The American artist Gordon Samstag famously made of the great cultural bequests benefitting the arts in this country, enabling Australian visual artists to develop their skills and abilities internationally – through the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarships.

This groundbreaking book charts the lives and careers of Anne and Gordon Samstag, and their sixteen years of living and working in Australia and eventual return to America.

Who were the enigmatic Samstags? Intensely private, each boasting rich ancestral family trees, philanthropy was in their blood. This is their story.

Proudly published by the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art for the University of South Australia’s 25th birthday celebrations and the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships.

"At last, the world will know about the well-connected Samstags!" — Daniel Thomas, Art Monthly Australasia

392 pages, hardback, richly illustrated with over 190 images

RRP $50 incl. GST


Aldo Iacobelli: I ❤︎ Painting
2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Angelica Mesiti: A Communion of Stranger Gestures
Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy

Michelle Nikou: a e i o u

The Samstag Legacy: An Artist's Bequest

Geoff Wilson: Interrogated Landscape
17 July – 18 September 2015, Exhibition book, principal author Barry Pearce, contribution by John Neylon, 144 pages, embossed hard cover with dust jacket, 70 colour plates, SOLD OUT

Daniel Crooks
Revealed²: CollectorSpace Room brochure
Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Adelaide Room Brochure

Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011 Wakefield Press publication
Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011 Room Brochure
Irrational and Idiosyncratic Khai Liew and Bruce Nuske
Revealed: inside the private collections of South Australia catalogue
Triumph - Richard Grayson and Steve Wigg

White Rabbit: Contemporary Chinese Art Collection
Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion

Abstract Nature Foreword by Erica Green
Bill Viola: Observance
Selected works from the UniSA Samstag Collection

Skin: UniSA Max Hart Collection of Aboriginal Bark Paintings
Sydney Ball The colour paintings 1963-2007
Yvonne Koolmatrie: Eel traps
Lynette Wallworth: Duality of Light

Coded Cloth
William Kentridge: Tide table
Uneasy: Recent South Australian Art
Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Wonderful World

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