Ideal Bookshelf 974: Feminists

by Jane Mount

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Artist Statement

I paint the books that change people's lives, that make us who we are. In this ridiculous year that alternates between supremely inspiring (smash that highest glass, HRC!) and supremely depressing (ugh, I can't even type his name), I have been thinking a *LOT* about equality, privilege, and love, for women and men of all races and orientations. There's one thing that has shown me how pervasive sexist shit still is AND helped me feel better about all the things being done to overcome it: the She-Woman Misogyny Haters Club, started by Ms. Jen Bekman on Facebook. Despite the name, there are both male and female members, and many of them gave their excellent input on what books made them the feminists they are today (like We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), or taught them that it's totally awesome to be a girl (A Wrinkle in Time!) or woman. There are even a few new books by club members, including Grace Bonney's In the Company of Women and Julie Scelfo's The Women Who Made New York.

Why We Love It

"Ideal Bookshelf 974: Feminists is the brainchild of my dear friend, longtime 20x200 artist and books-as-art impresario Jane Mount. It’s not meant to be the ideal feminist bookshelf, but rather a compilation of must-reads sourced from the well-read denizens of a club to which we are both very pleased to belong called The She-Woman Misogyny Hater’s Club" ... Read more from Jen Bekman on the blog!

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+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
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+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

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Jane Mount

Jane Mount makes things for people who love books (and illustrates some other stuff here and there). She was born in Atlanta and formed in Manhattan, loves Berlin and now lives in Maui, with her Swiss husband and two cats. In My Ideal Bookshelf (published by Little, Brown in 2012), she illustrated the favorite books of over 100 famous creatives.
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