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Artists of Invention

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This volume presents a vivid portrait of the Bay Area art scene over the past century. More than 100 color illustrations of work by a wide range of artists are featured, including the renegade plein-air painters Society of Six, production ceramist Edith Heath, Bay Area figurative painter Richard Diebenkorn, studio ceramist Peter Voulkos, Minimalist John McCracken, conceptualist Dennis Oppenheim, photorealist Robert Bechtle and cultural commentator Squeak Carnwath. The book is further enriched by a contemporary ...
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Overview

This volume presents a vivid portrait of the Bay Area art scene over the past century. More than 100 color illustrations of work by a wide range of artists are featured, including the renegade plein-air painters Society of Six, production ceramist Edith Heath, Bay Area figurative painter Richard Diebenkorn, studio ceramist Peter Voulkos, Minimalist John McCracken, conceptualist Dennis Oppenheim, photorealist Robert Bechtle and cultural commentator Squeak Carnwath. The book is further enriched by a contemporary section dedicated to work produced in the last 20 years by Kota Ezawa, Larry Sultan and Liz Cohen, among others. Published in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the California College of the Arts, the book accompanies an exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. It includes artist biographies, essays by Nancy Boas, Glen Helfand, Tara McDowell and Peter Selz and texts by critic Arthur C. Danto and curator Matthew Higgs, among others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789780975357
  • Publisher: California College of the Arts
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

"Larry Sultan was born in New York in 1946. His past work includes Pictures from Home, portraits of his parents' retirement in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and, most recently, a series on the mundane life behind the scenes on adult-film sets. Sultan is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including four from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been exhibited regularly since the early 70s, with solo shows at the Bronx Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Sultan lives and works in Greenbrae, California."

Arthur C. Danto is the Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosphy at Columbia University in New York and the art critic for The Nation. He is widely published in the fields of both art criticism and philosophy.

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