Pictures Within Pictures Work, 1980-2015
Author: Fiona Donovan
A substantial new monograph on one of America's most significant artists, showcasing his paintings from the early 1980s to the present
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Centering on the dutch wives, a double-panel encaustic-and-newsprint painting in the artist's signature 'crosshatch' motif, this catalogue explores the impact of print on the work of Jasper Johns. Also included are various prints and drawings that demonstrate the aspects of printmaking essential to Johns' work.
Redo an Eye
Author: Roberta Bernstein
Spanning over 60 years of Jasper Johns's (b. 1930) prolific career, this spectacular publication is the most comprehensive and definitive study of the artist's work to date. Written by noted Johns expert Roberta Bernstein, the book explores the synergy between continuity and change in the development of the artist's work through 2014. The text is enlivened by the voluminous insight Bernstein has gained over decades of knowing the artist, and she incorporates Johns's own unique manner of talking about his art through interviews and public statements. Each chapter is focused on a specific time period and its prevailing themes in Johns's paintings and sculptures, and throughout the book related drawing and prints are referenced as contributions to an advanced understanding of the work.
An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965
Author: Jeffrey S. Weiss,National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: Yale University Press
This volume was published to accompany an exhibition of the works of American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking, Jasper Johns (b. 1930). In the late 1950's, Johns emerged as force in the American art scene. His richly worked paintings of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism toward a new emphasis on the concrete. Johns laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism. The exhibition of works depicted in this book was held at the National Gallery in Washington, concentrating on the pivotal decade 1955-1965 when Johns produced his most famous works. Alongside the full color reproductions of Johns' works are analysis of various diverse aspects of these early years of his career that established him as one of the great figures in modern art and stimulated much in art created by others.
Abstraction of an Era
Author: Christine Mehring
Twenty-one-year-old Peter Heisterkamp began signing his colorful and playful abstract artworks Palermo in 1964, when peers noted his resemblance to the American gangster Frank “Blinky” Palermo. This handsome book—a historical and critical study of Palermo’s painting from the time he entered Joseph Beuys’s now famous class at the Düsseldorf academy in 1964 to his death in 1977—explores his significance for postwar and abstract art. Christine Mehring notes that over the course of Palermo’s brief career he created five concurrent but distinct bodies of work: objects, cloth-pictures, wall-paintings, metal-pictures, and collaborative projects, primarily with his friend and colleague Gerhard Richter. Mehring shows how each of these groups demonstrates Palermo’s efforts to lead German art out of its international isolation and to transform modernist painting into historically resonant abstraction by incorporating artifice, humor, period colors, and play.
Catalogue Raisonné of the Monotypes
Author: Susan Dackerman,Jennifer L. Roberts
Publisher: Other Distribution
The first comprehensive overview of Jasper Johns's work in an innovative medium that the artist has singlehandedly redefined over the course of four decades Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is arguably the most important living American artist, and his work is central to any history of postwar art. With extensive new scholarship based on original research and interviews with the artist, Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of the Monotypes provides the definitive account of his groundbreaking work in an intrinsically subversive medium situated between painting, drawing, and printmaking. Susan Dackerman and Jennifer L. Roberts examine Johns's innovative use of the printing press to create alterity, overturning monotype's century-old reputation for expressive subjectivity. Featured in this volume are all 143 monotypes Johns made between 1954 and June 2015, most of them published here for the first time. Each work is generously illustrated in color and accompanied by complete cataloguing information, including technical specifications, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic references.
Author: Lorna Simpson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
"Black women's heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors." —Elizabeth Alexander, from the Introduction Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, the exquisite and thought-provoking collages of world-renowned artist Lorna Simpson explore the richly nuanced language of hair. Surreal coiffures made from colorful ink washes, striking geological formations from old textbooks, and other unexpected forms and objects adorn the models to mesmerizingly beautiful effect. Featuring 160 artworks, an artist's statement, and an introduction by poet, author, and scholar Elizabeth Alexander, this volume celebrates the irresistible power of Simpson's visual vernacular.
Author: Martin Harrison,Rebecca Daniels
In 1949 Francis Bacon found his main subject, the human body, and from then on it remained his principal theme. But he did not paint from life. Instead, he took from images from the mass media - newspapers, magazines, books, photos - and drew on them for his paintings. This book presents over 200 of these documents, about which Bacon was secretive but which, it emerges, were integral to his creative process, along with some of the works that the material inspired.
Author: Nan Rosenthal,Jasper Johns,Ruth Fine
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Johns’ drawings are distinctive in part for his use of several techniques in the same work (including freehand drawing tracing and imprinting) as well as for his superb handling of a variety of media, including graphite pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastel and watercolour. While his drawings are intimately connected with his paintings and prints, they are not necessarily produced in preparation for other works - often they are a way of refocusing attention on the subjects of the paintings, to provoke new thoughts about the images. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated study casts new light on one of America’s most important contemporary artists.
Author: David Breslin
Publisher: Menil Foundation
Jasper Johns (b. 1930) has been a leading advocate of drawing as an artistic genre in its own right, rather than as a preparatory medium for other works. This catalogue gathers nearly 40 of Johns's drawings, spanning 60 years of his illustrious career, beginning with 1954, and the start of his mature practice. It encompasses his most famous recurring motifs, including flags, targets, and numbers; the essay by David Breslin contextualizes this reiterative aspect of Johns's career. Exquisite reproductions reveal the touch and process of this master draftsman, imparting to the reader a feeling of being in close contact with the artist himself. As this intimate book shows, Johns's work, at once matter-of-fact and enigmatic, is above all a meditation on the world around him, a constant investigation of what he calls "the condition of being here."
Seeing with the Mind's Eye
Author: Gary Garrels
Publisher: Yale University Press
An eloquent, accessible survey of the work of the iconic American artist
Author: John Bowlt,Célia Bernasconi,Nick Mauss
This book pays tribute to the greatest set designer of the modern era. Viewing theater as a total artwork, L�on Bakst (1866-1924) worked with artists such as Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Cocteau and Stravinsky, transforming modern ballet. Cover available in five different colors.
From Leonardo to Jasper Johns
Author: Hugo Chapman,Stacey Sell
Publisher: Princeton University Press
From the Middle Ages to the present, master draftsmen have used the technique of metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art. Drawing in Silver and Gold examines the history of this evocative medium, in which a metal stylus is used on a specially prepared surface to create lines of astonishing delicacy. This beautifully illustrated book examines the practice of metalpoint over six centuries, in the work of artists ranging from Leonardo, Dürer, and Rembrandt to Otto Dix and Jasper Johns. A team of authors—curators, conservators, scientists—address variations in technique across time and between different schools, incorporating new scientific analysis, revealing patterns of use, and providing a rare demonstration of the medium's range and versatility. They reappraise famous metalpoints of the Renaissance and shed new light on infrequently studied periods, such as the seventeenth century and the Victorian silverpoint revival. A new examination of an exquisite but not thoroughly understood medium, Drawing in Silver and Gold offers fresh interpretations of a practice central to the history of drawing and will serve as the most authoritative reference on metalpoints for years to come. Exhibition schedule: National Gallery of Art - http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2015/leonardo-to-jasper-johns.html, May 3–July 26, 2015 The British Museum, September 10–December 6, 2015
What Graffiti and Street Art Did Next
Author: Claudia Walde
In its early days, illegal graffiti and street art were of necessity modest in scale, hastily created in hours or even minutes, and destroyed just as quickly by authorities, vandals or the elements. Now, however, graffiti writers and street artists are able to take their work to an entirely new level, creating carefully planned, permanent works that cover entire buildings and add a new visual dimension to the world's cities. Claudia Walde, better known as the record-breaking street muralist MadC, has selected more than 200 of the best XXL works and profiled nearly 30 artists who pioneered this trend. Working in dangerous conditions, often hundreds of metres above the ground, yet always keenly aware of the view from street level, these new street muralists are as fearless and technically skilled as they are creatively brilliant. This is a thrilling, super-sized, international celebration of one of the most visible new art movements on the streets of our cities.
A Directory and Sourcebook
Author: Peter Moss
Evaluates the influence of western tastes on Asian furniture design in eight distinct countries, tracing the expansion of furniture design as a major decorative art and how diverse pieces are treasured by collectors and aficionados worldwide.
Stylish Wit and Catwalk Wisdom
Author: Patrick Mauries,Christian Lacroix
A smart, sophisticated compendium of fashion s most trenchant quotes, from Oscar Wilde to Kanye West, with color illustrations specially hand-drawn by Christian Lacroix"
Author: Klaus Staeck,Gerhard Steidl
Publisher: Steidl Dap
Joseph Beuys was photographed extensively during his life, whether at work, while travelling, or at home. But only a few photographers had the privileged access and tenacity of Klaus Staeck and Gerhard Steidl. Graphic artist Staeck and printer/publisher Steidl accompanied Beuys with their cameras from 1970 until his death in 1986. Staeck and Steidl were part of Beuys entourage, worked closely with him to produce his multiples and objects, and documented intimate aspects of the life of this unmatched artist-performer. These photos reveal Beuys unique charismatic personality that influenced not only those he met, but society and art in general. Born in 1938 in Pulsnitz near Dresden, Klaus Staeck is one of Germanys most prominent graphic artists. Renowned for his political posters, Staeck has been president of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin since 2006. Steidl has produced Staecks posters throughout his career and has published many of his books including Ohne Auftrag (2001), Pornografie (2005) and Schöne Aussichten (2009). Gerhard Steidl was born in 1950 in Göttingen, Germany, where he continues to live and work. Steidl received his informal printing training from Klaus Staeck and Joseph Beuys, and in 1972, the first Steidl book Befragung der Documenta was published. Since the mid-1980s, Steidl has published literature including the work of Nobel laureates Günter Grass and Halldór Laxness. In 1996, Steidl founded an international photography book programme.
Author: Lisa Phillips
Publisher: Phaidon Press
A rich, illustrated history of the New Museum, a pioneering, internationally renowned institution. Through a detailed chronology that captures the New York museum's legendary firsts, major milestones, groundbreaking exhibitions, and prescient curatorial thinking, this book provides the first authoritative history on an institution whose bold and experimental spirit has made it a model twenty-first-century art museum. The book traces its growth, from its beginnings in a classroom at the New School, to its role as an international institution.
Author: Fiona Donovan
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
This intriguing book draws for the first time a complete picture of the artistic and political connections between Rubens and the Stuart court. Fiona Donovan examines the works the great Flemish artist created for English patrons, his relationships with English courtiers beginning in 1616, and his nine-month diplomatic mission to London in 1629–30. She focuses particular attention on the series of nine canvases that Rubens painted for the Banqueting House ceiling of Whitehall Palace—a project that is considered by many to be the most significant work of art ever commissioned by the English Crown. Rubens’s iconographic scheme for the Whitehall ceiling presented English courtiers with a complex pictorial language not seen before in Great Britain. Donovan explores the artist’s allegorical imagery and provides fresh insights into the role the work of Rubens and continental culture played in politics and society at the court of Charles I.
Author: Isabelle Dervaux
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
A fascinating study of the drawings by American artist Wayne Thiebaud, published with his cooperation