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Book on Esther Warkov's art available via Amazon

Updated: Apr 17, 2019

Magic off Main, a paperback book published in 2003 about the the life and art of Winnipeg's Esther Warkov, has about 25 new and used copies listed on Amazon and is a tremendous bargain for people interested in the career of a celebrated and versatile Jewish artist.


Starting as a teenager painting in her parents' garage on Matheson ("off Main"), with her motorcycle and drum kit nearby, Esther carved an international reputation as a visual artist of a surrealistic and postmodern style.


Author Beverly J. Rasporich "considers Warkov's art through an understanding of her life and the palpable effect her life as a Jewish woman growing up on the Canadian prairies has had on her art. By tracing the development of Warkov's art over forty years, Rasporich addresses aspects of biography, social and cultural history, and art history in a cohesive volume ... a contribution to the larger field of Canadian studies, including cultural studies, and social history. Prepared and written with careful consideration, Magic Off Main provides a rare glimpse into the personal insights and explanations of Warkov and is richly illustrated with forty illustrations and photographs."


The link to the Amazon listing for the copies of the book about Esther Warkov is here.