Posted by: kerry (81 posts)
November 30, 2005 4:41 PM

Many of you may already be aware of Steve Mumford. Lately he has been getting a TON of press, both on TV and in print. Until this week I'd never heard of him.

As the Boston Globe reported:

"During 2003 and 2004, Mumford traveled on his own to occupied Iraq four times to chronicle military and civilian life. He made hundreds of sketches and kept a journal; entries were posted at, an online magazine. Now his writings and paintings have been collected in a book, Baghdad Journal, from Drawn and Quarterly publishers."

I am VERY impressed. The skill Mr. Mumford displays across a diversity of mediums and scale of imagery is staggering. I long to see his work in person. Until then I'd happily settle for getting the "Baghdad Journal : An Artist in Occupied Iraq" for Christmas. Anyone feeling generous?

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Mumford had umptine works at the greater ny show at ps1. Amazing. one of the best artists in that show.
Nice post. J

truly amazing, thanks for posting. although not as spectacular, this guy's work still manages to evoke reaction, which is what it's all about, really, i suppose...

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