This Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m., the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) will host a book launch celebration for Richard Bunkall, The first published survey of the artist’s remarkable 25-year career as a painter and sculptor. In his shortened career, Art Center alumnus and former faculty member Richard Bunkall (ILLU ’75) created a significant body of artwork that was both original and emotionally compelling.
The definitive 300-page book features over 200 color plates of Bunkall’s work, with essays by art critics Peter Frank, B.R. Gilbert and Peter Clothier. This Sunday, Frank will be joined by artists Ray Turner and Kenton Nelson as they discuss the life and art of Bunkall, whose life ended prematurely at the age of forty-five from ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The book launch coincides with the PMCA exhibition Richard Bunkall: A Portrait, currently on view through April 22. The exhibit examines the many ways Bunkall conveyed adventure and described mystery through his artistic vision, for which he was honored with Individual Painting Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts twice within five years.
For museum hours and admission information, as well as details about the book launch, visit the PMCA website or RSVP directly by calling 626.568.3665 x17.