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Laura Owens

Laura Owens

A major monograph on contemporary artist Laura Owens surveys her career and explores why she has become one of the most interesting and provocative painters of today.

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ISBN 9780847843992
Barcode 9780847843992
Published 1 November 2015 by Rizzoli International Publicat
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
By Dalton, Trinie
Text by Beshty, Walead
Text by Norden, Linda
Text by Godfrey, Mark
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ISBN-13 9780847843992
ISBN-10 0847843998
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Rizzoli International Publicat
Imprint Skira Rizzoli
Publication Date 1 November 2015
International Publication Date 3 November 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kushner, Rachel
By Dalton, Trinie
Text by Beshty, Walead
Text by Norden, Linda
Text by Godfrey, Mark
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Individual Artists
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 305mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 2,064g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 759.13
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The most comprehensive volume on Laura Owens to date surveys the contemporary artist's career from richly varied literary and curatorial perspectives. Among the most inventive contemporary artists working today, Laura Owens's work is revered by critics and fellow artists alike. Informed by art history, her work possesses the rare ability to reference familiar styles without their stultifying weight, crafting compositions at once playful and rigorous. This volume surveys Owens's entire career, featuring a comprehensive selection of the artist's celebrated work, including her most recent series, much heralded since its debut over the last year in several shows across the world. These new paintings--stretched, screen-printed, impastoed with thick daubs of paint and volcanic rock--bear her familiar colors and free swirls but depart in their abstract form. Essays by artists, writers, and art historians provide multiple perspectives on an artist creating new directions in her medium.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Rachel Kushner is an author, and her latest novel, The Flamethrowers, was published in April 2013 to great critical acclaim. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, winner of the CA Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. Trinie Dalton is an author, editor, and curator. Recent titles include Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, Mythtym, and Baby Geisha. Dalton writes critically about art, books, and music for numerous magazines and websites such as Bookforum, Artforum.com, The Believer, Bomb, and many more. Walead Beshty is Los Angeles-based photographer represented by Regen Projects. Linda Norden is a distinguished curator, writer, and art historian. Norden is Director of the Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Art at Yale University and Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies. Mark Godfrey teaches History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He writes for frieze, Artforum, OCTOBER and Parkett. Suzanne Hudson is assistant professor of art history at University of Southern California.

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