The Samstag Legacy, 2016

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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.

The Samstag Legacy 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.

392 pages, hardback, richly illustrated

RRP $50 incl. GST


2019 SALA monograph, Louise Haselton: Act Natural

Essays by Gillian Brown, Leigh Robb and Jenna McKenzie. Poetry by Ken Bolton. $49.95


Aldo Iacobelli: I ❤︎ Painting
Essay by John Neylon. $45.00

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
Essays by Erica Green, Daniel Thomas, various. Published by the Art Gallery of South Australia. $39.95

Angelica Mesiti: A Communion of Stranger Gestures
Essays by Justin Clemens, François Quintin, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Talia Linz. $59.99

Michelle Nikou: a e i o u
Essays by Melissa Keys and Kendrah Morgan. Publishers: Heide Museum of Modern Art and NETS Victoria. $12.00

Daniel Crooks
Essay by Erica Green. 10 October – 20 December 2013, 6 colour illustrations $5.00

Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Adelaide Room Brochure
3 May - 5 July 2012. $5.00

Master of Stillness: Jeffrey Smart paintings 1940-2011
Wakefield Press publication
12 October - 14 December 2013 $50.00

Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion
Essay by Brenda L Croft, 24 February – 21 April 2011, 6 colour illustrations. $5.00

Bill Viola: Observance
Essay by Ross Wolfe, 14 May - 16 July 2010. $5.00

Skin: UniSA Max Hart Collection of Aboriginal Bark Paintings
Essay by Susan Jenkins, 11 September - 30 October 2009, 8 colour illustrations. $5.00

Sydney Ball The colour paintings 1963-2007
11 November 2009 - 29 January 2010. $25.00

Yvonne Koolmatrie: Eel traps
Essay by Christine Nicholls, 7 August - 6 September 2009, 7 colour illustrations. $5.00

Lynette Wallworth: Duality of Light
Essay by Catherine Wilson 19 February – 24 April 2009, 4 colour illustrations by Lynette Wallworth. $5.00

William Kentridge: Tide table
Essay by Anthony Bond, 29 August - 17 October 2008, 2 pages, 1 colour illustration by William Kentridge. $5.00

Uneasy: Recent South Australian Art
Essay by Timothy Morrell, Foreword by Professor Peter Høj, Introduction by Erica Green 20 June – 17 August 2008, 48 pages, 22 colour illustrations by Daryl Austin, John Barbour, Annette Bezor, Matthew Bradley, Annabelle Collett,Tracy Cornish, Sarah crowEST, Nici Cumpston, Fiona Hall, Ariel Hassan, Aldo Iacobelli, Michelle Nikou, Yhonnie Scarce, Deborah Sleeman and Hossein Valamanesh $10.00

Wonderful World
Essays by Erica Green and David Hansen with essays on each of the participating artists by Peter Bishop, Ross Gibson, Chris McAuliffe, Julianne Pierce, Peter Cullen, Ewen McDonald, Hetti Perkins, Juliana Engberg, Peter Timms and David Ellison. 12 Oct - 7 Dec 2007, 52 pages, 21 colour illustrations. $10.00


See also: UniSA Art Museum Publications 1991 – 2004