It explores his lesser-known engagement with Cubism and Surrealism as well as African, Oceanic and Cycladic art, while also highlighting his remarkable talents as a draftsman and painter alongside his sculptural oeuvre. Of particular focus is giacometti’s studio practice, which is examined through rarely seen plaster sculptures that highlight the artist’s working process, in addition to historical photographs documenting his relationship with the Solomon R.
Guggenheim museum―which hosted the artist’s first US museum exhibition, in 1955―and with New York City. Alberto giacometti was born in Borgonovo, Switzerland, in 1901. Giacometti died in 1966. In 1922, giacometti settled in Paris, and began to exhibit his sculptures. In 1955, london, he received retrospectives at the Arts Council Gallery, and the Solomon R.
In 1965, the museum of modern art, london, new York, and the Stedelijk Museum, retrospective exhibitions were organized by the Tate Gallery, Amsterdam. He received the sculpture Prize at the 1961 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 1948, he was given a solo show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
From 1942, giacometti lived in Geneva, where he associated with the publisher Albert Skira. A fresh appraisal of giacometti's output, from painting to sculptureThis comprehensive survey of the work of the Swiss-born modern master Alberto Giacometti offers a fresh and incisive account of his creative output.
Alberto Giacometti: A Biography
The fruit of new research, this riveting biography offers a chronological look at the whole of the artist’s life and work. It is published in coordination with the Giacometti exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York June 8‒September 16, 2018. Born in switzerland in 1901, he settled in Paris in 1922 where he lived and worked for the rest of his life.
Today, his signature elongated sculptures are icons of art history. Giacometti’s early influences included his father—painter Giovanni Giacometti—sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, and mentors Zadkine, Lipchitz, and Laurens. When he turned from cubism to surrealism, his work earned near-instantaneous recognition, but Giacometti quickly moved on, pioneering a solitary path on the margin of contemporary trends.
An insightful and comprehensive biography of the great twentieth century sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Alberto giacometti was one of the most enigmatic and memorable personalities of the twentieth century.
Andy Warhol_From A to B and Back Again
Donna de salvo explores how warhol’s work engages with notions of public and private, his international influence, and the role of abstraction, the redefinition of media, while a series of incisive and eye-opening essays by eminent scholars and contemporary artists touch on a broad range of topics, such as Warhol’s response to the AIDS epidemic, and how his work relates to constructs of self-image seen in social media today.
Warhol expanded the boundaries by which art is defined and created groundbreaking work in a diverse array of media that includes paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, films, and installations. This ambitious book is the first to examine Warhol’s work in its entirety. A unique 360‐degree view of an incomparable 20th-century american artist One of the most emulated and significant figures in modern art, Andy Warhol 1928–1987 rose to fame in the 1960s with his iconic Pop pieces.
It builds on a wealth of new research and materials that have come to light in recent decades and offers a rare and much-needed comprehensive look at the full scope of Warhol’s production—from his commercial illustrations of the 1950s through his monumental paintings of the 1980s.
Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory
Scholarly essays, a narrative chronology, and a selection of excerpts from interviews with the artist illuminate her methods and techniques; survey her early years in Los Angeles, where she was part of a circle that included James Turrell and Ken Price; and trace the development of her work after she moved to New York City and befriended figures such as Robert Gober and Richard Serra.
. The oceans were followed by desert floors and night skies—all subjects in which vast, expansive distances are distilled into luminous, meticulous, and mesmerizing small-scale artworks. The first major publication on the artist in twenty years, this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume explores the full range of Celmins’s work produced since the 1960s—drawings and paintings as well as sculpture and prints.
1938 has been creating exquisitely detailed renderings of natural imagery for more than five decades. The beautiful catalogue that accompanies the critically-acclaimed exhibition currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum Best known for her striking drawings of ocean surfaces, begun in 1968 and revisited over many years both in drawings and paintings, Vija Celmins b.
For celmins, this obsessive “redescribing” of the world is a way to understand human consciousness in relation to lived experience.
With the astonishing radicalness of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with enduring impact. This basquiat retrospective centres on the idea of Basquiat's unique energetic line, and how he integrates collage in his paintings, objects, his use of words, symbols, sculptures, and large-scale drawings.
Accompanies a major double exhibition on jean-michel basquiat and egon schiele - two artists that died too young but created masses of work over the course of a decade, brings together 100 of the artist's most important masterpieces, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, gouaches and paintings sourced from private collections and museums all over the worldThis, Paris, from 2nd October 2018 to 4th January 2019Comprises drawings, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, sourced from interational museums and private collections.
Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future
The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art―a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition. Hilma af klint 1862–1944 is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements and esoteric symbolism.
Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, intellectual and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements.
Though her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century predates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century.
But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice―one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another 20 years.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art
Gutsy and indomitable, lee krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. From their cold-water lofts, fought, drank, and loved, where they worked, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.
Joan mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jennifer Szalai, generous, New York Times.
Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, sometimes tragic, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting--not as muses but as artists. Elaine de kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax.
These women changed american art and society, tearing up the prevailing social code and replacing it with a doctrine of liberation. Grace hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation. Her gamble paid off: at twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting.
And helen frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life.
Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold
Evaluating fontana’s interest in synthesis and moving beyond his famous slashed canvases, this book reveals Fontana to be one of the first installation artists. Archival images of environments, and now-destroyed pieces accompany lavish illustrations covering his production from 1930 to the late 1960s, installations, cultural, public commissions, establishing a new approach to an artist who responded to the political, and technological thresholds that defined the mid-20th century.
Essays by international experts address his work from both an Italian and Argentine perspective, providing numerous insights into Fontana’s expansive practice. This volume takes a fresh look at the renowned artist whose simultaneous innovations in painting, ceramics, and sculpture, drawing, as well as his spatial explorations, pushed the painterly into the sculptural and redefined the relationship between the arts.
A fascinating reassessment of the work of one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, emphasizing his Argentine background and interdisciplinary approach to both art and life A major figure of postwar European art and a binational resident of Argentina and Italy, Lucio Fontana 1899–1968 blurred numerous boundaries in his life and art, crossing borders both literally and figuratively.
Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection
Thayer was a wealthy publisher, poet, and aesthete who led an intense public life that included the editorship of the prominent literary journal The Dial and friendships with literary luminaries such as e. This book showcases 52 of the rarely seen works—which have now taken their place as modernist erotic masterpieces—and presents them within the context of the collector’s remarkable life and tempestuous times.
. Evocative and often highly erotic works on paper by gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso are presented along with new details about Scofield Thayer 1889–1982, the unusual and complicated man who collected them. Cummings. In the 1920s, and vienna, berlin, paris, Thayer went on an art-buying spree in London, acquiring approximately 600 works of art.
E. Among these are particularly provocative drawings and watercolors by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso, at a time when these works were little known or appreciated.
Bacon / Giacometti
This volume, published for a show at the Fondation Beyeler, marks the first time that a museum exhibition has been devoted to these two artists, revealing commonalities and amazing parallels between them. Bacon and giacometti shared a belief in the importance of the human figure and the old masters they both studied, copied and paraphrased.
Alberto giacometti 1901–66 and francis bacon 1909–92 were friends and rivals whose creative visions shaped art from the latter half of the 20th century to the present. Both integrated cage-like entities into their works as a means of isolating figures in their surroundings. The giacometti loans come almost entirely from the Fondation Giacometti in Paris.
Both occupied themselves with the fragmented, deformed body and also shared an obsession with portraiture; both characterized themselves as "realists. And although the human figure always served as a touchstone in their work, they each raised its level of abstraction to an extreme. The painter isabel rawsthorne played a key role in the relationship between Giacometti and Bacon: she was a close friend of both artists, posed for them, and was also briefly Giacometti's lover.
For this show, loans of works by bacon have been made from major private collections and renowned international museums, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou, New York, including the Art Institute in Chicago, Paris. They include numerous original plaster sculptures from the artist's estate that have never before been shown in public.
Wayne Thiebaud: Draftsman
116 illustrations. In subjects ranging from deli counters and isolated figures to dramatic views of San Francisco’s plunging streets, Thiebaud’s drawings endow the most banal, everyday scenes with a sense of poetry and nostalgia. Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, with illuminating texts, including an extensive interview with the artist, Wayne Thiebaud: Draftsman is the first major publication devoted to his lifelong engagement with drawing.
This book of 116 drawings―compiled with the full cooperation of the artist to accompany a major new exhibition at the Morgan Library Museum―explores the wide range of Thiebaud’s production on paper, luminous pastels, including early sketches, and watercolors, and charcoal drawings made in connection with his teaching.
A fascinating study of the drawings by american artist wayne thiebaud, published with his cooperationBest known for his luscious paintings of pies and ice-cream cones, American artist Wayne Thiebaud born 1920 has been an avid and prolific draftsman since he began his career in the 1940s as an illustrator and cartoonist.