Odd Nerdrum : On Kitsch

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Kitsch has long been viewed as fine art's poor relation, aping its form while failing utterly to achieve its depth of meaning. In On Kitsch Odd Nerdrum and others discuss the meaning and value of kitsch in today's world, and its relationship to art. For the first time in this volume, English-speaking fans have the chance to read the writings of Odd Nerdrum, Norway's most famous contemporary artist, or kitch painter, as he would refer to himself. This printing of a variety of writings by Nerdrum and others ...
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This is the first book to discuss KITSCH-with sympathy. Though the art world once conceived of kitsch as a threat, Nerdrum argues that the kitsch of today aspires to become an ... alternative to art-not as a domineering concept-but as an enrichment together with art, and as a means for artists and art critics to find an expression which expands our culture., Year2001, Illust. B/W1, Illust. Color10, ISBN 8248901238, Code 4551. $15.00 for slightly damaged copies. Softbound, In Pristine Condition, Bibl. Pages 104, Size 8"x 5 1/2" 1. Read more Show Less

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Kitsch has long been viewed as fine art's poor relation, aping its form while failing utterly to achieve its depth of meaning. In On Kitsch Odd Nerdrum and others discuss the meaning and value of kitsch in today's world, and its relationship to art. For the first time in this volume, English-speaking fans have the chance to read the writings of Odd Nerdrum, Norway's most famous contemporary artist, or kitch painter, as he would refer to himself. This printing of a variety of writings by Nerdrum and others includes speeches, essays, and humorous pieces such as "The Kitch Questionnaire," and "Kitch Aphorisms." This book is an opportunity to discover the thought process of one of the world's most unique and compelling artists.
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  • ISBN-13: 9788248901235
  • Publisher: Kagge
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Odd Nerdrum was born in Sweden in 1944, and lives and works in Iceland. Among the U.S. institutions that have held solo exhibitions of his work are the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and many others. His work is in major public collections worldwide, and he shows at the Forum Gallery, New York.
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