New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists

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by Marika Herskovic

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This initial publication from a new publisher documents the painting and sculpture annuals held in New York from 1951 to 1957, initially as the "9th Street Exhibition" and then at the Stable Gallery. Herskovic, a scientist by training, has produced a number of video interviews with artists of the New York School and here provides concise summaries of participation in these seminal exhibitions of Abstract Expressionism. Participants in the first two exhibits (86 of the 265 who participated to some degree in the various exhibitions) are given four pages each, which include a brief artist's statement (extracted from published material, from the period if possible), two full-page plates (generally good but not necessarily works from the exhibits), and a one-page bio/exhibition listing (whose completeness is unclear). The book is short on critical assessment but makes no claim beyond documentation, which it meets to a degree. Artist participants are indeed documented, but there are no lists of works exhibited. Do they exist? The book is silent. Although this is a well-printed product of enthusiasm, it feels myopic and lacking in editorial perspective. Of some use for specialist collections on modern art.--Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Libs. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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