While hiding from the limelight, Banksy has made himself into one of the world’s best-known living artists. His pieces have fetched millions of dollars at prestigious auction houses. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his film Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Accompanying one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the past few years, this catalogue captures the grand scale and vibrant color of Hockney's work of the twenty-first century.
"Art & Place" is an extraordinary collection of site specific art in the Americas. Featuring hundreds of powerful art works in 60 cities from Albuquerque to Boston and Baja to Rio de Janeiro the book is both an informative guide and a virtual bucket list of outstanding art destinations.
In the 1950s American painter Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) took a dramatic turn away from his early work, exploring new vocabularies of both abstract and representational styles, which would come to be known as the artist's "Berkeley period." This era has long been recognized as one of the most interesting chapters in postwar American art, yielding many of Diebenkorn's best-known works.
Spanning centuries and encompassing a variety of masterpieces--from paintings on canvas and cave walls to structures and jewelry--this fascinating compendium of "lost art" takes readers on a historic journey and explores how and why art can disappear from our lives. Some works are simply missing, such as da Vinci's Leda and the Swan or the Romanov jewels.
This is a book for low budgets and high ambition. Read it and you will learn how to put images of things onto other things. You will start by rolling up your sleeves. Your shirt will be stained anyways. At some point, you will harness the power of the sun.
An exciting new entry in Howard Zinn’s New Press People’s History Series, A People’s Art History of the United States places art history squarely in the rough and tumble ferment of politics, social struggles, and the fight for justice, from the colonial era through the present day—stylishly illustrated with over 100 examples of American political artwork.
This lavishly illustrated monograph is the definitive publication on the internationally renowned Canadian artist Marcel Dzama. Characterized by an immediately recognizable cast of fanciful and frightening characters, Dzama's work draws from a diverse range of influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp.
Skulls, butterflies, hunting trophies, ancient Egyptian artifacts, the alleged skeletons of mythological creatures, and many other mysterious oddities fill cabinets of wonder. A centuries-old tradition developed in Europe during the Renaissance, cabinets of wonder (also known as curiosity cabinets) are once again in fashion.