Painting Abstraction

Painting Abstraction

by Bob Nickas
     
 
In recent years, abstract painting has developed a rich complexity that, now more than ever, rewards intensive viewing; this authoritative book guides the reader through the key issues in the field. Painting Abstraction profiles 80 of today?s most vital contemporary abstract painters, such as Mark Grotjahn and Amy Sillman, featuring large full-color

Overview

In recent years, abstract painting has developed a rich complexity that, now more than ever, rewards intensive viewing; this authoritative book guides the reader through the key issues in the field. Painting Abstraction profiles 80 of today?s most vital contemporary abstract painters, such as Mark Grotjahn and Amy Sillman, featuring large full-color reproductions of their work and incisive texts by author and curator Bob Nickas. The product of years of research and countless studio visits, Painting Abstraction is a major statement on the last five years of this exciting new wave of creativity in painting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714867168
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
03/24/2014
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,159,630
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

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Meet the Author

Bob Nickas is a critic and curator based in New York. He has organized more than eighty exhibitions since 1984 and served on the teams responsible for ?Aperto? at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the 2003 Lyon Biennial. From 2003 to 2006 he was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. The author of numerous essays in catalogues and monographs, he is a regular contributor to Artforum and founding editor of Index magazine. His books include two collections of his writing, Live Free or Die (2000) and Theft is Vision (2007).

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