Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

IN BRIEF [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

IN BRIEF [Derived Headline]

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"JOHN RIEGERT"

By Eric Lidji, Brett Yasko and John Riegert.

(Space, $50).

Probably the best description of the massive 700-page coffee table book about local artist John Riegert is the note on the back cover: "In February 2015, Brett Yasko asked 252 Pittsburgh artists to each make a portrait of the same person: John Riegert.

"What followed was a journey through studios, coffee shops, parks, museums, riverbanks, universities, cemeteries, artists' homes and John's own home. The culmination was an exhibition in the summer of 2016 where, among the portraits, John acted as docent - telling stories of each artist and his or her work, as well as stories of his own. This book documents the project with book-spanning essay by Eric Lidji and photographs and captions by Brett Yasko. …

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