A Sweeper-Up After Artists

A Sweeper-Up After Artists

by Irving Sandler




"A fine, firsthand appreciation of the accomplishments, antagonisms, foibles, and failings of the hosts that made the scene that Sandler has spent his life chronicling and celebrating." —Artforum

For over fifty years Irving Sandler has been a vital presence in the New York art world. Frank O'Hara called him, in a memorable poem, "the balayeur des artistes," the sweeper-up after artists. He has been a friend or acquaintance of virtually every important American artist of the postwar period, and his art criticism and books constitute the first and most comprehensive critical and historical account of this extraordinary period. His personal chronicle is the living memory of the New York art world, from abstract expressionism to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500287675
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 02/09/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Irving Sandler's four-volume history of postwar American art includes The Triumph of American Painting, The New York School, American Art of the 1960s, and Art of the Postmodern Era. He was the manager of The Club of the abstract expressionists and co-founder of Artists Space. He is the chairman of the Artists Advisory Committee of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Art Criticism from the International Art Critics Association.

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