Organised by the family of Basquiat, the exhibition and accompanying catalogue feature over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawings, ephemera, and artifacts. The artist s contributions to the history of art and his exploration into our multi-faceted culture incorporating music, the Black experience, pop culture, African American sports figures, literature, and other sources are showcased alongside personal reminiscences and firsthand accounts providing unique insight into Basquiat s creative life and his singular voice that propelled the social and cultural narrative that continues to this day. Structured around key periods in his life, from his childhood and formative years, his meteoric rise in the art world and beyond, to his untimely death, the book features in-depth interviews with his surviving family members.
A first look at the recently restored Rothko Chapel, a world-renowned destination for spiritual renewal, with all-new photography and scholarship of the renovated building and campus, published on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
The Rothko Chapel--home to 14 monumental modernist paintings by the pioneer Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko--is an interfaith sacred space dedicated to global human rights, art, and spirituality, located in Houston. The Chapel was founded in 1971 by arts patrons and philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, who placed their utmost faith in Rothko's vision to express the profound, the miraculous, and regard for the sanctity of the human spirit in this oasis for the intellect and the spirit.
Through photographic testimony and the insights of scholars, this large-format volume gives an intimate look at this sacred space, where visitors seek solace and inspiration within this truly ecumenical sanctuary featuring Rothko's iconic paintings. Pamela Smart discusses the spiritual side and Stephen Fox puts the architecture in the context of Houston.
The Chapel has been reworked within an expanded campus to enhance the experience for its many visitors. As viewers sit in stillness or move about the Chapel's serene octagonal enclosure, the reinstalled skylight better reveals the nuances of Rothko's powerful panels and allows for better connection to the outdoors as conditions shift, such as when clouds pass above.
Ce petit livre présente les oeuvres majeures du peintre réaliste américain. Sur 70 ans de carrière, il a peint avec humanisme et simplicité les paysages et les habitants du Maine où il passait ses étés, et de la Pennsylvanie où il vécut.
This first book explore uber-popular artist Yayoi Kusama's profound career-long engagement with nature as a bedrock of her hugely influential work. Yayoi Kusama's groundbreaking work has mesmerized audiences since her first exhibitions in New York in the 1960s. Known for working in a broad range of media--including painting, performance, sculpture, and installation--in recent decades she has risen to worldwide fame through the explosive popularity of her mesmerizing infinity mirror rooms and vibrant sculptural installations. Yet the critical importance of botanical imagery and the artist's interest in nature in Kusama's art has been under-represented in American exhibitions to date. Through examination of works from Kusama's adolescence to the present, this landmark exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, and the accompanying catalogue, will trace the artist's recurring engagement with natural forms and her surrealist exploration of biomorphism, patterns of accumulation inspired by organic growth, and visions of the boundlessness of the living universe. Integrating horticulture and art ranging from the artist's early sketches to monumental, immersive works making their debut at NYBG, this exhibition will explore the profound impact of the natural world through new, critical perspectives on Kusama's philosophy of life.
Clyfford Still (1904-1980) is a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, along with Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. This revelatory book, accompanying a groundbreaking exhibition, investigates Clyfford Still's late work, both in painting and in drawing, made after his move to rural Maryland in 1961. This marks a particularly fertile period for Still; he made over 375 works on canvas and a staggering 1,100 works on paper in Maryland before his death in 1980 at the age of 75. Given Still's especially reclusive posture later in life and the fact that none of the artworks in Still's estate were exhibited or made available to anyone before the opening of the Clyfford Still Museum in 2011, a full-scale presentation of these forty paintings and thirty works on paper is especially meaningful.
In addition to essays by Dean Sobel and David Anfam, the artists Alex Katz and Dorothea Rockburne contribute texts on the notion of "late work."
Les collections d'oeuvres du célèbre postimpressionniste Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) de la Fondation Barnes - 61 huiles sur toile et 8 oeuvres sur papier - sont parmi les plus importantes au monde. Cette collection pratiquement inégalée, qui ne peut être consultée qu'à la Fondation Barnes, comprend également des peintures exceptionnelles de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso et bien d'autres. Ce volume définitif constitue donc à la fois une monographie sur Cézanne et son temps, mais également la base de nouvelles recherches sur l'artiste.
The recent atmospheric paintings of one of the most important representatives of contemporary Spanish art, inspired by the seascapes of his native Majorca.
Miquel Barceló is a contemporary Spanish artist known for his experimental approach to painting and sculpture. Whether utilizing bleach, organic matter, or even live insects, Barceló's Neo-Expressionist oeuvre explores decomposition, light, and the natural landscape. Born in 1957 in Majorca, Spain, he credits the influence of Lucio Fontana. His work is both abstract and cerebral, as evidenced by his broad range of paintings, ceramics, and installations. In 2011 Barceló exhibited his sculpture in New York's Union Square. The artist, who is currently living and working in Paris and Majorca, has works in the collections of the Guggenheim Bilbao, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, among others.
Walter Tandy Murch (1907 1967) is best known for his enigmatic, dreamlike still life paintings of everyday objects and mechanical devices in a style that falls between Magic Realist, Surrealist, and Realist. This volume offers the most comprehensive collection of his work, including his striking commercial work for magazines and his paintings from the extensive collection of George Lucas. Lucas calls himself a fanboy of Murch s art paintings and drawings he describes as simultaneously functional and dreamy, simple and complicated; they are quiet yet grab your attention. The tension of these opposing reactions draws viewers into Murch s still lifes, which caught the attention of famed art dealer Betty Parsons, who also represented artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Agnes Martin. Murch showed his work at Parsons s gallery for nearly thirty years. With illuminating essays and extensive plates sections displaying Murch s works, this celebration of an exceptionally talented and visionary artist is long overdue.
This career-spanning volume documents the first museum retrospective devoted to the work of Mary Weatherford, a daring practitioner of American abstraction and a leading painter of her generation. This career-spanning volume documents the first museum retrospective devoted to the work of Mary Weatherford, a daring practitioner of American abstraction and a leading painter of her generation.Over the last three decades, Mary Weatherford has developed a rich and diverse painting practice, from her early 1990s target paintings based on operatic heroines, to the expansive, gestural canvases overlaid with neon glass-tubing that brought attention to her practice in the 2010s. Mary Weatherford: Canyon-Daisy-Eden presents a survey of Weatherford's career, drawing from several distinct bodies of work made between 1989 and 2017. As constant experiments with colour, scale, and materials, these works as a whole reveal the continuity of Weatherford's interest in human experience, both personal and historical.Featuring 120 full-colour plates and expansive installation views, this volume-published by Gagosian in association with the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College-documents an exhibition presented at the Tang and at SITE Santa Fe.
Carrie Moyer consciously centres her painting as a practice about painting, with history as a subtext. Known for her incursions into Colour Field painting, Moyer also traces her influences to iconic female artists of the twentieth century, such as Georgia O Keeffe, and surrounding questions of taste, once quipping of her paintings that [Helen] Frankenthaler and [Fernand] Leger met in a dark corner and had Elizabeth Murray. Moyer s complex work merges abstract aesthetics and legible imagery: vividly coloured and textured forms are embedded with a range of historical, stylistic, and physical references to Surrealism, Modernism, 1960s and 70s counterculture graphics, and 70s feminist art. Moyer often works on the floor, pouring, rolling, stippling, mopping the paint, and embellishing with glitter. An exploration of acrylic s unique properties is a driving force in her work. Beginning as an intern at HERESIES, the pioneering feminist art magazine, Moyer has also engaged in critical practices beyond the studio. This monograph enriches a deep dive into Moyer s painting practice, in particular her work of the past decade, with a portfolio of the artist s agitprop from the 1990s, including Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!), one of the first lesbian public art projects.
The first monograph on New York-based contemporary artist Richard Phillips, best known for his large-scale paintings that are ultracool in execution and very hot in effect. Richard Phillips's hyperrealistic oil paintings embody themes as broad as power, politics, celebrity, fashion, ideology, beauty, and sex, and pose questions about the status of painting today: Does the medium remain valid, or has it become a historical pastime? Pornography, propaganda, advertising, entertainment, fashion-Phillips incorporates material from a range of sources to confront what is at the core of contemporary image making, from the power of celebrity branding to complicity between viewer and viewed. The book's exploitative design strategy celebrates the commercial and fashion alliances of the artist's practice, while revealing the complex politics behind the imagery the artist chooses to paint.
Ce volume passe en revue les créations de l'artiste américain Richard Diebenkorn, qui a exploré avec succès la peinture abstraite et figurative, et constitue un ouvrage exhaustif reparcourant sa vie et sa carrière depuis ses premières oeuvres du milieu des années 1940 jusqu'à ses séries Berkeley et Ocean Park. Le livre comprend non seulement ses peintures emblématiques de paysages et d'images liées à la Californie, mais également bon nombre de ses oeuvres moins connues et rarement publiées. Le volume comprend aussi un essai de l'historienne de l'art Sasha Nicholas sur la place de Richard Diebenkorn dans la peinture américaine d'après-guerre et de son indépendance par rapport aux tendances du monde de l'art, ainsi qu'une interview de Steven Nash avec un ami proche du peintre, Wayne Thiebaud, donnant ainsi le point de vue d'un créatif.
In the 2000s, California-based painter Wayne Thiebaud began focusing on a series of mountain paintings, a subject he had first addressed in the 1960s and 1970s. Rendered in his signature confectionary palette, these colorful works combine memories of mountains he had seen in childhood and observations of the summits of the Sierra Nevada Range in Yosemite. With their heroic, exaggerated proportions and unusual perspectives, these paintings seem to combine fiction and reality. Conveying a sense of the sublime and the vast magnitude of our surroundings, they draw upon the history of landscape painting of the American West.
Ashley Longshore now turns her eye toward badass women throughout history with Roar! A Collection of Mighty Women. Longshore s pop art paintings are never shy of daring; her art makes noise, and her singular portraits of legendary stateswomen, artists, and notable women from all walks of life include Marie Curie, Maya Angelou, Mother Teresa, Peggy Guggenheim, First Lady Michelle Obama, Greta Thunberg, Queen Elizabeth II, Cleopatra, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, Josephine Baker, Amanda Gorman, and even Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman! Many of these striking and vibrant portraits were previously exhibited at Diane von Furstenberg s flagship store in New York. Accompanied by descriptions about what makes these women such significant and meaningful icons, Roar! is sure to be the perfect gift for women of all ages.
This gorgeously illustrated volume offers new perspectives on Helen Frankenthaler's art, taking a detailed look at her large-scale paintings that allude to landscapes, both real and imagined.
Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) has long been recognized as one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. A member of the second generation of postwar American abstract painters, she is widely credited with expanding the possibilities of abstraction through her invention of the soak-stain technique, while at times referencing figuration and landscape in highly personal ways.
This volume explores references to landscape in Frankenthaler's paintings over a period spanning more than two decades, beginning in 1952, just prior to her breakthrough to stain painting. Focusing on fourteen works, it examines an extraordinary variety of gesture, from linear drawing to areas of lush, stained color and flatter, more opaque applications of paint. An essay by art historian Robert Slifkin considers the complex evocations of space in Frankenthaler's works of this period. Richly illustrated with full-color plates, details, and documentary photographs, Imagining Landscapes offers a close and detailed look at the artist's approach to painting over this twenty-five-year period.
This is the first major look at the work of the renowned yet intensely private and reclusive artist William Tillyer (b. 1938), best known for his abstract oil paintings, watercolours, and prints. Tillyer s skill and hugely varied body of work make him one of Britain s most respected artists, in the same generation as Lucian Freud and David Hockney. Tillyer is finally getting the recognition he deserves. While Tillyer s paintings are largely abstract, they are based on the landscape of North Yorkshire, where he has lived and worked for most of his life. The book covers Tillyer s experiments with nontraditional materials and techniques his 3D panels, cut canvases, constructed works with found objects, printmaking with a wide range of processes, and paintings on wire mesh.
Randal Ford now focuses his portraiture lens on the one species that has been by our side for millennia: our best friend. Good Dog captures the warmth, humor, and unconditional love that is at the heart of every dog. From mutts beaming with charisma and charm to show dogs exuding grace and elegance, Ford's 150 dog portraits bring out the dog lover in all of us.
With a compelling essay by W. Bruce Cameron, this warm, tender, playful, and heartfelt collection of dog portraits gives us a beautiful look into the lives of our most cherished companions.
Rarely seen and important paintings by this much-loved French postimpressionist, emphasizing his radical use of colour and unconventional compositions. A new monograph brings together 30 important paintings by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) on loan from museums and private collections, including still lifes, nudes, interior scenes, and landscapes, many never seen together before and published here for the first time. The book reveals how Bonnard's modern compositions transformed paintings in the first half of the twentieth century, while celebrating his unpar-alleled ability to capture fleeting moments, memories, and emotions on canvas. Rather than focus on a particular time period or subject, Bonnard: The Experience of Seeing aims to present Bonnard's modernity and concentrate on his influence on contemporary painters working today. The book draws attention to how Bonnard translated the experience of perception-with his shifting spaces, camouflaged and dissolving figures going in and out of focus, and forms hidden at the periphery-and how we as viewers experience his paintings, with his works slowly revealing themselves to us over time.
Ce livre illustré vibrant présente des peintures, des estampes et des créations inédites réalisées par des artistes visionnaires associés aux Nabis: Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Aristide Maillol, Paul Ranson, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Félix Vallotton, Édouard Vuillard et autres. Des essais de spécialistes du modernisme européen explorent les relations entre l'art nabi et l'intimité, l'influence de la poésie et de la littérature symbolistes et les techniques de gravure. Explorant leurs philosophies artistiques, leurs collaborations et leurs méthodes créatives, le livre offre de riches éclairages sur la façon dont les Nabis ont travaillé dans différentes disciplines artistiques et médias pour faire tomber les barrières artificielles entre les beaux-arts et les arts appliqués.
Painter Katherine Bradford approaches abstraction and figurative painting in a wholly personal and unpredictable way. Her canvases, comprised of multiple thin, semi-transparent layers of acrylic paint, with hints of pentimenti, are built up over months and sometimes years. Drawn to aquatic themes, Bradford likens water to the act of painting both are immersive and wild, yet controllable. The work is populated by a cast of characters from swimmers and bathers to superman and superheroes and, most recently, mothers suspended in expanses of vibrant colour. These figures, who often defy society s expectations, oftentimes serve as surrogates for the artist herself: mother, painter, and lesbian coming of age at the turn of the twenty first century. The volume includes two substantive essays: by Jaime DeSimone, curator of the exhibition, and Nancy Princenthal, the well-known critic and historian who has devoted much of her writing to women artists. The book also includes an interview with the artist conducted by DeSimone and an extensive illustrated chronology of the artist s life.
Drawing on the visual possibilities of electromagnetic energy, radio waves, and natural phenomena, French conceptual artist Laurent Grasso explores their effect on perception via immersive videos, sculptures, paintings, and drawings that employ images or techniques borrowed from cinema or art history. This book explores the artist's manipulations of what we perceive to be time's consistency, showcasing complex artworks that merge a range of interests, including scientific speculations and fictions; natural catastrophes; and representations of power and authority. Vibrant photographs display his unique pieces, while astute observations from some of the world's foremost art critics offer insight into Grasso's approach. This thought-provoking volume arrives before Grasso's new traveling exhibition, first at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York and then at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris for a special project related to an exhibition about Darwin.
For more than fifty years, Rolling Stone magazine has been the defining voice in musical journalism. Alongside its timeless cover images and groundbreaking criticism, the magazine's illustrations have given popular culture a new iconography.
Drawing on five decades of the magazine's archives and with a focus on more contemporary artists and issues, this stunning book collects more than 200 of the most iconic illustrations to have graced its pages--from portraits of major cultural figures (from Bob Dylan to Barack Obama, Oprah to Madonna) to depictions of key moments in recent history (from Woodstock to Trump's election). Some of the greatest names in art and design have defined the magazine's illustrated lexicon, from modern heroes like Milton Glaser and Ralph Steadman to subversive contemporary artists such as Christoph Niemann and Mark Ryden.
Organized creatively by thematic connection--juxtaposing a legend of one world alongside another and collecting portfolios on specific subjects--and with anecdotes from some of the artists and subjects alongside the images themselves, the book presents a whimsical illustrated history of contemporary culture filtered through the Rolling Stone lens.
The most comprehensive and deluxe monograph on Wayne Thiebaud, a celebrated and active American artist, spanning the length of his career, from the mid-1950s to the present. ?Wayne Thiebaud is one of the world's most popular and respected painters. Born in 1920, he has lived for most of his life in Sacramento, with much of his youth spent in Long Beach; Southern California, in particular Laguna Beach, remains an area of great sentimentality. For this book he has selected the works himself, an act of autobiography in a sense. At age 94, he looked back over his life and his work, rich with breakthroughs in painting and masterful individuality.
This deluxe volume, with more than 200 illustrations, covers Thiebaud's career as a painter and draftsman from 1959 to 2014. It features many of the still lifes of pies, cakes, desserts, candies, and other objects-lusciously painted, brightly colored, perfectly composed, and gently comic-for which he is best known. Such works brought national recognition in 1962 with a seminal exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery in New York, attracting rave reviews and, to the discomfort of the artist himself, leading critics to see him as part of the Pop Art movement. The other artistic genres that he cultivated most avidly since then are landscape and cityscape, with special interests in the Sacramento River valley and San Francisco. New essays by a wide range of writers give a fresh perspective on his life and work.