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What Artists Wear

What Artists Wear

Hardcover

Fashion & AccessoriesGeneral DesignIndividual Artists

Publisher Price: $30.00

ISBN10: 1324020407
ISBN13: 9781324020400
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: May 17 2022
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.72
Height: 1.00 Width: 7.30 Depth: 9.10
Language: English

From Yves Klein's spotless tailoring to the kaleidoscopic costumes of Yayoi Kusama and Cindy Sherman, from Andy Warhol's denim to Martine Syms's joy in dressing, the clothes worn by artists are tools of expression, storytelling, resistance, and creativity.

In What Artists Wear, fashion critic and art curator Charlie Porter guides us through the wardrobes of modern artists: in the studio, in performance, at work or at play. For Porter, clothing is a way in: the wild paint-splatters on Jean-Michel Basquiat's designer clothing, Joseph Beuys's shamanistic felt hat, or the functional workwear that defined Agnes Martin's life of spiritua labor. As Porter roams widely from Georgia O'Keeffe's tailoring to David Hockney's bold color blocking to Sondra Perry's intentional casual wear, he weaves his own perceptive analyses with original interviews and contributions from artists and their families and friends.

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