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Exhibition catalogues & specific collections

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Multiplied Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959-1965

Multiplied Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959-1965

Author: Meredith Malone Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

In 1959 Daniel Spoerri pioneered the first programmatic series of multiples three-dimensional objects issued in edition to be broadly distributed. With a radical emphasis on multiplication and movement, Edition MAT (Multiplication d'art transformable) presented an international selection of work by key figures in postwar kinetic and Op art. Multiplied is the first in-depth English-language study of this seminal project in the history of postwar art. The catalog presents the entirety of the three collections-1959, 1964, and 1965-consisting of 48 artworks by 35 European and US artists associated with kinetic and Op art, including such leading figures as Marcel Duchamp, Dieter Roth, and Jean Tinguely, alongside lesser known artists. With four essays, artist entries, and an appendix of newly translated historical texts, this volume sheds light on under-studied artworks as well as the body of critical thought connecting art, commerce, and display in the postwar period.

Shuvinai Ashoona Mapping Worlds

Shuvinai Ashoona Mapping Worlds

Author: Gaetane Verna Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Shuvinai Ashoona (born 1961) is a third-generation Inuit artist based in Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada. Best known for her highly personal and imaginative iconography, Shuvinai's imagery ranges from closely observed naturalistic scenes of her Arctic home to monstrous and fantastical visions. Her drawings imagine the past and present fused into a prophetic future. Existing somewhere between dystopic and utopic, Shuvinai's brightly coloured drawings teem with life. Her earthly and extraterrestrial worlds exist within a kind intergalactic future. The book provides insight into Shuvinai's practice, with essays from Canadian and international authors, reflections on specific drawings, a select exhibition history and large-format illustrations, including installation images from The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

Judd

Judd

Author: Ann Temkin, Erica Cooke, Wouter Davidts, Tamar Margalit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Angelika Kauffmann

Angelika Kauffmann

Author: Bettina Baumgartel Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Angelika Kauffmann (1741-1807) is regarded as the first woman artist of European standing. Well educated and very well connected, she enjoyed an international reputation. She pursued a brilliant career and was one of the outstanding artist personalities of the Classical Age in Londonand Rome. She was admired by Goethe and Herder and her clients included queens and emperors from across the continent. Angelika Kauffmann describes the Kauffmann myth, which arose evenduring her lifetime. Her remarkable life and work are presented in some100 of her best paintings and drawings, including many new discoveries. This overview volume focuses on Kauffmann's impact in England, especially as the first female member of the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as her work as a pioneering history painter, fashionable portraitist and champion of a new ideal of masculinity.

Heinrich Knopf

Heinrich Knopf

Author: Jurgen B. Tesch Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

The artist Heinrich Knopf (*1949) lives in Munich and at Lake Garda. Even in his youth he focused in the transformation of iron, one of the oldest materials used in art. His sculptures radiate lightness and movement and invite the viewer to a playful relationship with ever-changing angles. Heinrich Knopf gives the heaviness we initially associate with iron as a material an almost flowing dynamism. The forms of his works are abstracted and derived from the constant movement of water, which remains a source of fascination for him. Filigree and flooded with light -apparently hovering - his works evoke perspectives which perplex. In large-format illustrations and detail shots the publication provides an overview of his creative work and allows the viewer to study the works and their forms at leisure.

Fantastic Women Surreal Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Louise Bourgeois

Fantastic Women Surreal Worlds from Meret Oppenheim to Louise Bourgeois

Author: Ingrid Pfeiffer Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Frida Kahlo was just one of them: between 1930 and the 1960s many more women artists contributed to the Surrealist movement than has hitherto been assumed. The male Surrealists surrounding Andre Breton mostly saw them only as partners or models, but this volume shows how much more these women artists had to offer. The dominant topic of male Surrealists was woman as goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman, android, and dream creature. The women artists of Surrealism, on the other hand, were searching for a new female identity and incidentally discovered their own language of forms. And then there was the examination of political topics, literature and foreign myths. Painting, drawing, objects, photography and films complement each other to create an overall picture of the surreal and fanciful creative work of the women artists of the avant-garde from all over the world.

Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon Masterworks from the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon Masterworks from the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

Author: Adriana Proser Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon presents sixty-seven masterpieces collected by John D. Rockefeller the third and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller. Illuminating the cultures and history of Asia, the book presents a magnificent selection of sculptures, bronzes, and ceramics that range from the late sixth century BCE to the early nineteenth century CE. Highlights of the collection including spectacular Chinese vases, dynamic Indian Chola bronzes, and exquisite Southeast Asian sculptures. The Rockefellers collected art from across the continent, with works originating from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. A selection of Japanese works reflects the Rockefellers' working relationship with their art advisor Sherman E. Lee, a well-respected museum director and scholar of Asian art. As a collector and philanthropist, Rockefeller played an instrumental role in fostering cultural understanding and cooperation between Asia and America after the Second World War. The collection, which was bequeathed to the Asia Society in New York City following Rockefeller's death in 1978, represents the culmination of his life-long interest in art and international politics. The Rockefellers aimed to educate Americans about the importance and diversity of Asian art as a means to encourage cross-cultural dialogue, elevate understanding of Asian cultures, and create bridges to future economic and sociopolitical dialogue and engagement.

Cezanne, Matisse, Hodler The Hahnloser Collection

Cezanne, Matisse, Hodler The Hahnloser Collection

Author: Karl Albrecht Schroeder, Matthias Frehner Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

The Hahnloser Collection was created in the early twentieth century in close friendly exchange between the collectors Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Buhler and their famous artist friends. The book provides with some 120 works an overview of this unique international collection of Modernist art as well as illustrating its exemplary cultural-political character. The catalogue sheds light on the collectors' close contact with their artist friends including Pierre Bonnard, Ferdinand Hodler, Henri Matisse and Felix Vallotton. It provides an insight into unknown aspects of the artists' lives, their creative work and the motivation and passions of the collectors themselves. Today the collection is largely in the possession of the collectors' heirs or has been donated to the art museums of Bern and Winterthur.

Felix Feneon (1861-1944)

Felix Feneon (1861-1944)

Author: Starr Figura, Isabelle Cahn, Philippe Peltier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

Author: Robin Muir Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) is one of the most celebrated British Portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. His influence on portrait photography was profound and lives on today in the work of many contemporary photographers. Beaton used his camera, his ambition and his larger-than-life personality to mingle with a flamboyant and rebellious group of artists, writers, socialites and partygoers. These 'Bright Young Things' captured the spirit of the roaring twenties and thirties as they cut a dramatic swathe through the epoch. Beaton quickly developed a reputation for his beautiful, often striking and fantastic photographs, which culminated in his portraits of Queen Elizabeth in 1939. More than a photographer, Beaton became a society fixture in his own right. In a series of themed chapters, covering Beaton's first self-portraits and earliest sitters to his time at Cambridge and as principle society photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, over 60 leading figures who sat for him are profiled and the dazzling parties, pageants and balls of the period are brought to life. Among this glittering cast are Beaton's socialite sisters Baba and Nancy Beaton, Stephen Tennant, the Mitfords, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and Daphne Du Maurier. Beaton's photographs are complemented by a wide range of letters, drawings and ephemera and contextualised by artworks created by those in his circle, including Christopher Wood, Rex Whistler and Henry Lamb.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Author: Dziewior, Gregor, Yilmaz Muir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

As an underground art star, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was the antidote to the prevalent abstract expressionist style of 1950s America. He introduced popular everyday subjects into his practice and openly acknowledged the wide-ranging influences on his work. Throughout his career, his forays into advertising, fashion, film, TV and music videos, marked a fascination with mainstream popular culture. This book will position Warhol at the vanguard of artistic experimentation. Looking at his background as an immigrant, ideas of death and religion, and his queer perspective, it will explore his limitless ambition to push the traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture, film and music, and reveal Warhol as an artist who both succeeded and failed in equal measure; an artist who embraced the establishment while cavorting with the underground. It will further highlight Warhol's knowing flirtation with the commercial world of celebrity alongside his socially engaged collaborations and advocacy of alternative lifestyles. Including his iconic depictions alongide lesser-known works, as well as an installation of his Silver Clouds, this fascinating book returns Warhol to his conceptual ambition and positions him within the shifting creative and political landscape in which he worked, permitting a broad view of how Warhol, and his work, marked a period of cultural transformation.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Author: Dziewior, Gregor, Yilmaz Muir Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

As an underground art star, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) was the antidote to the prevalent abstract expressionist style of 1950s America. He introduced popular everyday subjects into his practice and openly acknowledged the wide-ranging influences on his work. Throughout his career, his forays into advertising, fashion, film, TV and music videos, marked a fascination with mainstream popular culture. This book will position Warhol at the vanguard of artistic experimentation. Looking at his background as an immigrant, ideas of death and religion, and his queer perspective, it will explore his limitless ambition to push the traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture, film and music, and reveal Warhol as an artist who both succeeded and failed in equal measure; an artist who embraced the establishment while cavorting with the underground. It will further highlight Warhol's knowing flirtation with the commercial world of celebrity alongside his socially engaged collaborations and advocacy of alternative lifestyles. Including his iconic depictions alongide lesser-known works, as well as an installation of his Silver Clouds, this fascinating book returns Warhol to his conceptual ambition and positions him within the shifting creative and political landscape in which he worked, permitting a broad view of how Warhol, and his work, marked a period of cultural transformation.