• The Nature of the Beast is a comprehensive retrospective of artist Kathy Ruttenberg's elaborate ceramic sculptures from the past six years
• Features essays by Wendy Goodman, Ross Finnochio, and Charles Stuckey as well as a conversation between the author and Pablo Picasso biographer, Sir John Richardson The Nature of the Beast is a comprehensive retrospective of artist Kathy Ruttenberg’s work in the past six years including ceramics, drawings, and watercolors. Her recent works are tempered by her travels to far-flung places like Antarctica and the Falkland Islands.
With texts by New York magazine’s Design Editor, Wendy Goodman, curator and art historian Charles Stuckey, and Elizabeth L. Bennett of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the book also features a tour of her amazing estate and studio in upstate New York where pigs, rabbits, chickens, and goats live in a bucolic and artistic surrounding. A conversation between Ruttenberg and Sir John Richardson on her 2014 exhibition at Stux Gallery in Manhattan is also featured.