On August 13, 2020, the United States Postal Service released postage stamps showcasing ten sculptures of Ruth Asawa.

Several of these sculptures are also included in the second edition of The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air. This new edition features an expanded collection of essays and a detailed illustrated chronology that explore Asawa’s fascinating life and her lasting contributions to American art. Beginning with her earliest works—drawings and paintings created in the 1940s while she was studying at Black Mountain College—this beautiful volume traces Asawa’s flourishing career in San Francisco and her trajectory as a pioneering modernist sculptor who is recognized internationally for her innovative wire sculptures, public commissions, and activism on behalf of public arts education. 

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