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Laura Owens once said of more doctrinaire painters that "the weight of art history is what gets you that crusty, stodgy feeling, when you look at a work of art and you feel that the person hasn't stepped outside, hasn't looked in other wings of the Met, hasn't gone to a natural history museum." There is no danger of that in her own good-natured and elegant works, which seem to emulate Rousseau, Grandma Moses and the aesthetics of the 1960s and of vintage decorative arts at once. Robots in the garden, lions, ...
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Zurich 2006 Hardcover First Edition New in new dust jacket. (OWENS, LAURA). Owens, Laura, Rod Mengham & Gloria Sutton. Foreword By Beatrix Ruf. LAURA OWENS. Zurich: Kunsthaus ... Zurich & JRP Ringier, 2006. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Catalogue Raisonn?. As New/As New. 228pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and German. Designed by Yvonne Quirmbach. With a biography, bibliography and exhibition checklist. Published in conjunction with a 2006 traveling European Museum retrospective, this massive exhibition catalogue features a full catalogue raisonn? of one hundred and eighty-seven paintings completed by the Los Angeles based Laura Owens between 1994 and 2006. It also includes conversations with the artist by Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton, Christian Scheidemann, Mary Heilmann, Tomma Abts, and Scott Rothkopf. A pristine copy of this already out of print document still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our stan Read more Show Less

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Laura Owens once said of more doctrinaire painters that "the weight of art history is what gets you that crusty, stodgy feeling, when you look at a work of art and you feel that the person hasn't stepped outside, hasn't looked in other wings of the Met, hasn't gone to a natural history museum." There is no danger of that in her own good-natured and elegant works, which seem to emulate Rousseau, Grandma Moses and the aesthetics of the 1960s and of vintage decorative arts at once. Robots in the garden, lions, hunters, romance and war are some of the subjects parading through, under passing influences as wide ranging as Dada performance, Japanese prints and Hindu beliefs. Birds grow larger than the trees they perch on, cats sniff at a pair of skulls and monkeys exchange wary glances. Elsewhere, Owens has broken away from the fine arts to move into wallpaper and textiles. Beyond all this straightforward beauty is constant inquiry into her chosen media. She has rejected naturalism in favor of depiction, representation and an unashamed pleasure in ornamentation, which, with her delight in pictorial grace, affords decoration a new dignity. She combines the abstract with the representational in a highly personal vocabulary, from which she creates an elaborate, elegant and quietly exuberant whole. Laura Owens collects the artist's complete works to date.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783905770117
  • Publisher: JRP|Ringier
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.97 (w) x 12.64 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Katz was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1927. Since 1954, he has been exhibiting his paintings at galleries and museums throughout the world, including a major retrospective organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other museum shows in the United States. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA grant, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work is included in virtually every major public collection in the United States.

Laura Owens was born in Ohio in 1970 and studied at RISD, Skowhegan, and Cal Arts, where she finished her MFA in 1994. Her work has appeared at venues including ACME in Los Angeles and Gavin Brown's Enterprise and the Whitney Biennial in New York, and has been covered by Artforum, the New Yorker and the New York Times. In 2001 Owens had her first solo museum exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. She has since exhibited at the Museums of Contemporary Art in North Miami and Los Angeles, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, the Aspen Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Her work is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2001

    An exceptional catalog and artist book by an interesting painter.

    A little weak on therory, this book is lavishly illustrated and entertaining to wander through. It is also a good guide to the work of Laura Owens as the book pictures most of her better known work done since grad school.

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