In time to coincide with a gallery show in San Francisco, this is Dave Eggers's first collection of drawings. Most of these works are of unusual mammals, most often accompanied by slogans with ancient, heroic, or just plain odd overtones. This full-color package will be a combination of 26 large-sized prints and an accompanying booklet.This book echoes questions posed by Eggers in McSweeney's Issue 27 What is the line between a doodle, a cartoon, a gag, and a work of fine art? Does it seem, sometimes, that the artist is defacing his or her own work by adding text? Is loose draftsmanship appealing, in that it's intimate and disarming? Is absurdity more appealing when it comes across as humble?
An analytical monograph that provides new insights into the oeuvre of Jean Lurcat and serves as a background against which to appreciate this publication's lavishly illustrated catalogue. These reproductions are complemented by full documentation - a detailed biography, bibliography and exhibition list - covering the career of a complex and innovative artist, already renowned for his tapestries, rediscovered as a major painter.
- Accompanies a major double exhibition on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele - two artists that died too young but created masses of work over the course of a decade, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 2nd October 2018 to 4th January 2019- Comprises drawings, gouaches and paintings sourced from private collections and museums all over the worldIn 2018 the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, will host exhibitons on two of the greatest artists of the 20th century - Egon Schiele, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Both exhibitions will have the same curator, and will be held at the same time. The shows will illustrate exactly what it is that linked the two artists: line, and the use of expressive force.This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition, labelled "the definitive exhibition" by its curator, brings together 100 of the artist's most important masterpieces, sourced from interational museums and private collections. With the astonishing radicalness of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with enduring impact. This Basquiat retrospective centres on the idea of Basquiat's unique energetic line, his use of words, symbols, and how he integrates collage in his paintings, sculptures, objects, and large-scale drawings.The catalogue includes texts by great authors, including Paul Schimmel who tells of his meeting with Basquiat in California; Francesco Pellizi who knew Basquiat well and has not written about him for a long time; and Okwui Enwezor who talks about the Afro American identity.
The legend of Jean-Michel Basquiat is as strong as ever. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world.
Basquiat's expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life--so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered "royalty, heroism and the streets." In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time.
This book allows an unprecedented insight into Basquiat's art, with pristine reproductions of his most seminal paintings, drawings, and notebook sketches. In large-scale format, the book offers vivid proximity to Basquiat's intricate marks and scribbled words, further illuminated by an introduction to the artist from editor Hans Werner Holzwarth, as well as an essay on his themes and artistic development from curator and art historian Eleanor Nairne. Richly illustrated year-by-year chapter breaks follow the artist's life and quote from his own statements and contemporary reviews to provide both personal background and historical context.
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The definitive work on the most controversial artist of his generation: see the exhibition in Berlin and remember why you've always loved Koons, even though you'd love to hate him--he's not only richer, but better looking. Then plunge into this Taschen berwerk and revel in the kinky and kitsch, but always conceptual art of Jeff Koons. Basketballs in tanks Stainless steel blow-ups Topiary dog sculptures Michael and Bubbles in porcelain. No artist since Warhol has made the banal appear so profound, and the trivial carry such import.
Includes a biographical essay, analyis of Koons from a European perspective, and a scholarly study of his work. With hundreds of large format full color images, it traces Koons' career from 1979 to today. A sumptuous objet d'art--he says so himself--and the definitive overview of Koons' work. Text in English, French, and German
Buff-colored cloth with black titles to spine, black initials on front board. Minimal wear. Limited edition; this is no. 105 of 222 copies. Signed and inscribed by sculptor on the limitation page. A beautiful book.
Two volumes in buff cloth with minimal wear. Minimal wear to jackets, as well: some slight rubbing to edges and a small intact tear at the spine tail of the Margaret volume, about 1/4 in. Prints and glassine covers intact. Tear to the lower right corner of the introduction page in the Walter volume. Slipcase good overall, with moderate shelfwear, some chipping at edges, and a piece torn/missing from the bottom edge. A curious set with spurious commentary by the plagiarist Walter, written before the Keanes' separation and before Margaret was revealed as the true author of Walter's work.