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Where Books Fall Open
Sustenance and Desire
A Mixture of Frailties, by Robertson Davies; cover by Bascove

Anne Bascove[1] (born 1946[2] in Philadelphia[3]), commonly credited by the mononym Bascove, is an American artist. With Solo exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, the Arsenal in Central Park, the Municipal Art Society, the Hudson River Museum, NYU Fales Library, and The National Arts Club, Bascove has documented and celebrated the Bridges of New York City. She has worked with The New York, Brooklyn, and Roosevelt Island Historical Societies, and has lectured and arranged events with the Museum of the City of New York, the Central Park Conservancy, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Municipal Art Society, NYU Fales Library, and the Hudson River Museum. Her work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including: the Museum of the City of New York, the MTA Arts for Transit, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Rachofsky Collection, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Noble Maritime Collection, the Harry Ransom Collection, University of Texas at Austin, The New York Public Library, Berg Collection, the Norwalk Transit District, Time Warner, the Oresman Collection, Wittliff Collections, Texas State University and the Musée of Cherbourg. She has also worked with many literary figures, among them Robertson Davies, Jerome Charyn, and T. Coraghessan Boyle.[4][5]

She has edited three collections of her paintings with related writings Sustenance and Desire: A Food Lover's Anthology of Sensuality and Humor (2004, ISBN 978-1-56792-277-6), Where Books Fall Open: A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion (2001, ISBN 978-1-56792-251-6) and Stone and Steel: Paintings and Writings Celebrating the Bridges of New York City (1998, ISBN 978-1-56792-081-9).

Bascove received her B.A. from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.[2] She currently resides in New York City.[3]


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  2. ^ a b Biography at the Uptown Gallery of New York
  3. ^ a b "To the City's Bridges, Billets-Doux". The New York Times. 2005-09-18. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Hardcovers in Brief". The Washington Post. 1998-05-17. p. X13. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  5. ^ Gaba, Dan (1998-03-29). "Playing in the Neighborhood". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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