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Peyton (b. 1965) had her first solo exhibition in 1993 and has works in major art museum collections in the United States and Europe. This work, which accompanied an exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, through mid-January, explores the range of Peyton's work, from oil and watercolor paintings to prints and drawings. Peyton uses thin washes of oil paint in bright colors to create a watercolorlike effect. Her art is unusually small in scale, reminiscent of Renaissance portraits by Holbein and Cranach (which is appropriate, since most of Peyton's works are portraits). The text begins with photographs related to Peyton's art, then continues with over 200 color plates of her work, each on its own page. Three essays follow, by Laura Hoptman (senior curator, New Museum), Iwona Blazwick (director, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London), and John Giorno (poet, artist, and AIDS activist). The book concludes with information about the illustrated work and a list of solo exhibitions and collections that own Peyton's work. Highly recommended for art and academic libraries.