by Greg Bell, Donald Fels, and Samuel K. Parker. Published by Tacoma Art Museum, 2008. First edition. Softcover, illustrated wraps. Quarto. Fine.
“What Is a Trade? Donald Fels and Signboard Painters of South India presents sixteen large-scale paintings that explore trade and globalization in India. Fels’ conceptual starting point for this exhibition was Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama’s 1498 voyage to Malabar, India, in search of a direct sea route for the spice trade”