Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday's Three on Art

Today, Thursday's Three spotlights a trio of forthcoming art books.

Arthur Dove: A Reassessment (Lucia|Marquand, June 27, 2017) ~ Drawing on previously unpublished material, Alan Pensler and Suzanne Mullett Smith reevaluate American modernist painter Arthur Dove (1880-1946). In addition to examining Dove's development as an artist while living in Westport, Connecticut, from 1910 to 1920, the book features information about Dove's career as a chicken farmer, his familial relationships, and the influence of his Christian background on some of his best-known works. Mullett Smith, who worked with the artist from 1943 to 1944 and was his biographer, assembled the catalogue raisonne.

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Arthur Dove at The Art Story and Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Peter Halley: The Complete 1980s Paintings (JRP|Ringier, June 27, 2017) ~ Art historian Cara Jordan and Peter Halley contribute the text for this catalogue raisonne of the contemporary painter's works, all of which Halley made between 1980 and 1989. Founder of Index magazine and active in New York art circles, Halley painted during the period discussed some 186 geometric works, using Day-Glo acrylics and Roll-a-Tex texture additive. In addition to examining the evolution of Halley's ideas about abstract painting and the use of motifs, the book includes an illustrated biography and an anthology of seminal texts written by Halley in the 1980s. The editors are Clement Dirie and Cara Jordan.

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Anselm Kiefer: Works from the Hall Collection (Skira Rizzoli, June 20, 2017) ~ Written by art historian Bonnie Clearwater, British curator and art historian Sir Norman Rosenthal, and MASS MoCA director Joe Thompson, this book both documents and celebrates major Kiefer artist books, works on paper, paintings, sculptures, and large-scale installations from the late 1960s to the present; many of the works are being reproduced for the first time. The catalogue constitutes the first survey of one of the world's largest collections of Kiefer work: the Hall and Hall Art Foundation, New York City.


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An exhibition of Kiefer's work currently is on view through November 26 at MASS MoCa.


Note: The Toronto Art Book Fair takes place June 15-18.

1 comment:

Eston said...

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