Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday's Three on Art

Today, Thursday's Three looks at a trio of art books forthcoming this fall.

✭ The work of painter Cy Twombly (1928-2011) is the subject of The Essential Cy Twombly, to be published at the end of September by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. Edited by Nicola Del Roscio, Twombly's collaborator and trustee, the book includes essays by Lazlo Glozer, Thierry Greub, Kirk Vanedoe, and Simon Schama. In addition to an overview or survey of the artist's oeuvre, it examines the most important of Twombly's paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs.

Cy Twombly Obituary at The New York Times 

✭ A survey of South African-born painter Marlene Dumas's work from the mid-1970s to today is featured in Marlene Dumas:  The Image as Burden, expected to be published in the United States in mid-November by Tate/D.A.P. In addition to essays examining the artist's themes and motifs throughout her career, the book, which is the catalogue accompanying exhibitions at Tate Modern, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and Fondation Beyeler, includes an interview with the artist by Theodora Vischer, and a short story from Colm Toibin written in response to Dumas's paintings. The other editors and contributors are Leontine Coelewij, Kerryn Greenberg, and Helen Sainsbury. 

The Stedelijk's exhibition "Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden", which showcases more than 100 drawings and paintings, opens September 6 and will continue through January 4, 2015. It will travel to Tate Modern in London on February 4, 2015, and to Fondation Beyeler in Basel on May 30, 2015.

✭ Forthcoming at the end of October from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, is Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor. Ann Temkin contributes the introduction and Hilton Als an essay. Additional contributors are Claudia Carson, Pauline Pabocha, and Christian Schneidemann, who provides the Afterword. The book is being published in conjunction with the first large-scale survey of the artist's work in the United States, and spotlights his output in all media, including sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography. The artist was involved in the book's creation and contributed images from his own archives, including never-before-published photographs of works in progress.

The exhibition "Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor" will open at MoMA on October 4 and continue through January 18, 2015. Approximately 130 works will be on view.