A giant spoon with an enormous red cherry snaking out of the earth, a humongous badminton birdie, an oversized piece of cake, squishy scupltures--these are some of the works for which Claes Oldenburg, the artist who helped redefine sculpture in the 1960s, is best known. However, because they have been less documented, Oldenburg's happenings and performances have not been fully integrated into the critical discourse surrounding his work.
This comprehensive monograph explores the conceptual complexity and diversity of Claes Oldenburg's early work to reveal this influential artist's extraordinary inventiveness. Accompanying an exhibition of Oldenburg's seminal early work, this publication examines the breadth of his artistic career from the late 1950s to 1970.
Comprising the artist's key writings from the late 1950s and 1960s, this volume makes available a wealth of previously unpublished material, including sections of the diary Oldenburg kept during these formative years, his notes (written on an old typewriter in his studio while standing), facsimiles of sketches that show his abiding interest in the relationship between image and language, plus statements, essays, scripts for Happenings and poems.
The profile of Latin American abstract art in North America and Europe has dramatically increased over the past decade or so, thanks in large part to the activities of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. However, this is the first publication to specifically address the Concrete and Neoconcrete movements, spanning the 1930s through to the 1970s, and focusing on centers of activity throughout Latin America, in cities such as Montevideo, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas.
This handsome volume offers a rare and exclusive look at important holdings of a private collection in Chicago, showcasing 120 drawings by some of the leading artists of the postwar period. Among the featured artists are Roy Lichtenstein, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella. Also illustrated are thirteen early drawings by Mel Bochner; works on paper by Sol LeWitt and Brice Marden; and individual sheets by Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Ryman.
Cy Twombly, born in Lexington, Virginia, in 1928, entered the stage of contemporary art with his drawings. His nervous line making distinguished him from all his colleagues who in the 50s and 60s were involved in Abstract Expressionism. His tumbling and nervous markings opened new psychological spaces to a personal and very conceptual art.
Editor Heiner Bastian has now added a final volume to our Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, covering the years from 2008 until Twombly's death in Rome in 2011. It includes, inter alia, the series of monumental flower paintings that occupied the artist during the last years of his life.
The Catalogue Raisonne of Drawings, edited by Nicola Del Roscio, is published in successive volumes. Volume 4, covering the years 1964-1969, features Twombly's First whorl works and his famous series Letters of Resignation.