Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday's Three on Art

Thursday's Three today spotlights three recently published books on art.

Riverbed: Olafur Eliasson at Louisiana (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, April 25, 2017) ~ Edited by Michael Juul Holm and Anna Engberg Pedersen, Riverbed features Olafur Eliasson's site-specific installation of the same name at Copenhagan's Louisiana Museum in 2014. The installation, marking Eliasson's first solo exhibition at the museum, was a monumental landscape of rocks from Iceland and streaming water.

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Installation Photos of Riverbed (Excerpted from the Book)

Video Interview: Olafur Eliasson on Riverbed

Also see Olafur Eliasson: Riverbed (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015).

Studio Olafur Eliasson

Studio Olafur Eliasson on FaceBook and Instagram

Al Taylor: Early Paintings (David Zwirner Books, May 23, 2017) ~ Art critic John Yau provides the text for this publication, the first exclusively about Al Taylor's works on canvas. The book includes images of 26 rarely seen paintings, all created between 1971 and 1980, and Mimi Thompson's interview with Stanley Whitney and Billy Sullivan, painters who knew Taylor well.

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Al Taylor (1948-1999) at David Zwirner

Lynda Benglis (Cheim & Read, May 23, 2017) ~ This book, featuring text by Nancy Princenthal, documents Benglis's new work in handmade paper and chicken wire, sometimes left bare, other times vividly painted.

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Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read

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