Joe Goode United States, b. 1937

"Every new series presents a new set of problems, and that's part of what keeps me working. And I have no caution. The thing that excites me is making something I've never seen before, and I make that happen as often as I can."

 

"Water" is Joe Goode's (credited as Jose Bueno) 1990 limited edition book from The Lapis Press consisting of twelve color etchings of abstracted water executed by master printer Jacob Samuel on handmade paper on at Sam Francis' Litho Shop. The title page and colophon were typeset and printed by hand letterpress by Les Ferriss, with its striking Royal Blue silk binding and grey slipcase by Ulli Rotzscher. Signed "Joe Goode" in pencil on the title page.

 

"Nature's Revenge", published in 1993 is a Joe Goode limited edition book from The Lapis Press consisting of eight monochrome Chine-collé etchings of abstracted tornados executed by master printer Jacob Samuel on Hiromi paper at Sam Francis' Litho Shop. The title page and colophon were typeset and printed by hand letterpress by Les Ferriss, and the wrappers are bound and sewn in the Japanese style using unprinted handmade Hiromi paper and housed in a like paper-over-boards slipcase by Klaus-Ullrich S. Rotzscher. Signed by Joe Goode in pencil.

 

Joe Goode's career is distinguished by his continual evolution of process and themes and has been widely recognized in the United States and Europe, showing at hundreds of gallery and museum exhibitions. Most recently in 2015, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis exhibited a survey of Joe Goode's work. Goode's work is included in many museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Menil Collection, The Smithsonian Institution, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art New York. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California.