Examines the life and passions of a man who, despite his international fame, preferred to avoid the limelight, finding inspiration in modern art, the latest scientific developments and world affairs, and seeking enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and philosophy.
This book looks at a selection of drawings by Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) and examines them against more than 100 letters exchanged between Giacometti and his parents, the majority of which have never been published.The choice of drawings and the selected correspondence illuminate important aspects of the development of Giacometti's work over five decades of his life. Author Patrick de Vries also examines Giacometti's friendships with important artists who were his contemporaries, such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Gruber, Balthus and Tal-Coat. Recounting the artists' views of each other and the similarities and dissimilarities between their works, de Vries also looks into the discussions between Giacometti and his friend, the Japanese philosopher Isaku Yanaihara, which reveal interesting insights into the rarely discussed subject of Giacometti's fascination with East Asian art.
This collection displays in glorious abundance the offbeat characters and droll humor of Edward Gorey. Figbash is acrobatic, topiaries are tragic, hippopotami are admonitory, and galoshes are remorseful in this celebration of a unique talent that never fails to delight, amuse, and confound. Amphigorey Again contains previously uncollected work and two unpublished stories--"The Izzard Book," a quirky riff on the letter Z , and "La Malle Saignante," a bilingual homage to early French silent serial movies. Rough sketches and unfinished panels show an ironic and singular mind at work.
Polite ladies in Victorian costume dancing on tabletops with chairs worn like hats on their heads; young girls with little foals strapped to their backs; a team of women dutifully mending docile tigers with needle and thread--all of these surreal antics depicted on a bare white ground--this is the jauntily disturbing imagery of Amy Cutler (born 1974), as clear-eyed in its execution as it is enigmatic in content. Cutler's gouaches and drawings on paper have won fans and collectors worldwide, and their winning amalgam of rich imagination and skillful execution, which together update lineages as various as Persian miniature painting, Surrealism, children's fairytale books and Japanese woodblock printing, offers satisfactions rarely found in contemporary art. More recently, Cutler has ventured into sculptural installation, realizing her idiosyncratic world in three dimensions with a work titled "Alteraciones," in which dozens of female figurines--produced from molds handmade by the artist--are gathered around a tabletop and are weaving a thread that binds them to each other. This volume, published for the artist's 2011 exhibition at SITE Sante Fe, is Cutler's second monograph (her first went out of print quickly and is already a rarity), and draws from private and public collections to offer a thorough survey of her work from the late 1990s to the present.
Understand the body's framework, grace and utility, and each vital element in this cunningly guided sketchbook. Anatomical mastery was critical to Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci's success. They understood that to draw a figure you must first learn its underlying architecture. Touching on structural drawing, the skeleton, musculature and modelling, this sketchbook includes 20 pioneering examples of anatomical study alongside helpful directions from celebrated artists, scientists and art historians. Whether drawing hands with Raphael, an eye with Escher, a foot with da Vinci or a torso with Giacometti, you will come to understand each element of the body and how they form a whole. The masterpieces, wisdom and glossary included in these aided sketchbooks together offer a strong foundation for artistic progression, and there's plenty of blank space to work your thoughts through. Gain the technique and confidence you need to produce accomplished results.
This monograph offers a portrait of more than a decade of work by Italian photographer Andrea Galvani (born 1973), with over 400 pages of color images, handmade drawing, archival materials and essays and interviews by critics and curators.
Published for the first time in a single volume, this definitive collection of original posters produced by Andy Warhol reveals the artist's remarkable contribution to the art of poster design. Throughout his career, Andy Warhol easily crossed the boundaries between fine art and graphic design; in fact, he made no distinction between art and advertising. Posters were a natural medium for this talented artist, and he was much in demand to promote some of the most renowned celebrities, causes, and brands of his time. This richly illustrated catalogue raisonn surveys every Warhol poster commissioned for a specific purpose and featuring original artwork. Arranged chronologically, they present a fascinating array of subjects, including cultural events, musicians, politics, and iconic brands. Each of the posters is exquisitely reproduced, including some with multiple variations, and accompanied by informative texts and comparative illustrations. The author's introductory essay offers a brief history of poster art and contextualizes Warhol's output against masters of the form such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Keith Haring. Seen in their entirety, these posters--bearing all the hallmarks of the artist's finest work--both reflect and reveal the cultural zeitgeist that drove Warhol's innovative practice.
Now available in an expanded edition, this landmark collection presents all of the record covers designed by Andy Warhol between 1949 and 1987, charting the Pop icon's lifelong engagement with music and casting a new light on his enormously diverse oeuvre. Count Basie, Tchaikovsky, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Diana Ross, John Lennon, and the Rolling Stones all had their music promoted by Andy Warhol's record covers. This stunning volume reproduces all of the album covers, front and back, that Warhol designed over four decades. Hundreds of additional contextual illustrations present liner notes and inside covers, related works by Warhol, and documentary images that trace the artist's visual sources. Author Paul Mar chal explores Warhol's creative process, his relationship with artists, and his fascination with all genres of music. The range of music represented through these record covers, from jazz to classical and rock to soul, reveals the breadth of Warhol's musical tastes and his extraordinary ability to combine his artistic vision with that of the musicians.
The work of Canadian-born, Berlin-based artist Angela Bulloch (born 1966) spans many mediums, manifesting her interest in systems, patterns and rules. Since 2014, in a new series of sculptures, Bulloch has taken the logic of geometry one step further into virtual space, where computers perform calculations and gravity relinquishes its usual limitations. The sculptures emerge from this process with an uncanny virtual appearance, as if they have been beamed into the room. Transporting the virtual further into the real, for The Wired Salutation, Bulloch collaborated with the composer and musician David Grubbs to create an immersive audiovisual performance involving musicians, avatars, video projections and theatrical lighting. Featuring documentation of Bulloch's performances, sculptures, prints, wall paintings and more, Euclid in Europe includes texts by David Grubbs and Alexander Provan, a conversation with the artist and interactive links to music samples from The Wired Salutation.