1971

Author: Darby English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022627473X
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In this book, art historian Darby English explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in America, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, a racially integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in a Houston ghetto. 1971: A Year in the Life of Color looks at many black artists’ desire to gain freedom from overt racial representation, as well as their efforts—and those of their advocates—to further that aim through public exhibition. Amid calls to define a “black aesthetic,” these experiments with modernist art prioritized cultural interaction and instability. Contemporary Black Artists in America highlighted abstraction as a stance against normative approaches, while The DeLuxe Show positioned abstraction in a center of urban blight. The importance of these experiments, English argues, came partly from color’s special status as a cultural symbol and partly from investigations of color already under way in late modern art and criticism. With their supporters, black modernists—among them Peter Bradley, Frederick Eversley, Alvin Loving, Raymond Saunders, and Alma Thomas—rose above the demand to represent or be represented, compromising nothing in their appeals for interracial collaboration and, above all, responding with optimism rather than cynicism to the surrounding culture’s preoccupation with color.

Whitney Museum Of American Art

Author: Dana Miller
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021183X
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An exciting guide to, and celebration of, the Whitney Museum and its outstanding collection of American art

Keith Haring

Author: Kay Haring
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525428194
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Traces the life of artist Keith Haring, from his childhood love of drawing to his meteoric rise to fame, with a focus on his concern for children, humanity, and disregard for the established art world.

Whitney Museum Of American Art At Altria

Author: Whitney Museum of American Art
Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art
ISBN:
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For twenty-five years the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria has occupied an entirely unique niche within the New York art world. Operating under the aegis of the Whitney Museum of American Art and funded by Altria Group, Inc., Whitney at Altria has enjoyed great programmatic freedom and presented exciting new work, always free to the public. Its commissioned exhibitions, annual performance series (dance, theater, and music), and innovative public programming have supported cutting-edge projects by numerous contemporary artists and performers, no small number of whom have gone on to become major art world figures. This anthology celebrates the fascinating history of the Whitney at Altria and for the first time plumbs the archives—photographs of exhibitions and performances and museum brochures published for each event—to provide a record of this incomparable museum and its contributions to contemporary art.

Rebels On Eighth Street

Author: Avis Berman
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN:
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Discusses Juliana Force's role as cofounder and first director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and looks at her influence on modern art

Critical Landscapes

Author: Emily Eliza Scott
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961315
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From Francis Alÿs and Ursula Biemann to Vivan Sundaram, Allora & Calzadilla, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy, some of the most compelling artists today are engaging with the politics of land use, including the growth of the global economy, climate change, sustainability, Occupy movements, and the privatization of public space. Their work pivots around a set of evolving questions: In what ways is land, formed over the course of geological time, also contemporary and formed by the conditions of the present? How might art contribute to the expansion of spatial and environmental justice? Editors Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Swenson bring together a range of international voices and artworks to illuminate this critical mass of practices. One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, Critical Landscapes skillfully surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena. This cross-disciplinary collection is destined to be an essential reference not only within the fields of art and art history, but also across those of cultural geography, architecture and urban planning, environmental history, and landscape studies.

Whitney

Author: Whitney Museum of American Art
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN:
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The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City boasts an extensive and unparalleled collection of 20th and 21st-century American art. This landmark publication, featuring the work of more than 280 artists in all mediums, presents the highlights of this collection in superb color-plates.Organized by artist, the book underscores one of the Whitney's unique characteristics -- its philosophy of collecting in depth, across the boundaries of artistic mediums. Although each artist is represented by at least one illustration, many are represented by works in several different mediums. Brief texts by the Whitney's curatorial staff as well as by outside experts in 20th-century American art set each artist's work within a larger art historical framework.An introduction by Maxwell L. Anderson, Director of the Whitney, discusses the history of the museum. This elegant book will be required reading for anyone interested in American art.

Brice Marden Drawings

Author: Brice Marden
Publisher: Whitney Museum
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In his 30-year career, Brice Marden (b. 1938) has changed the look of abstraction. Remarkably, he has done it not once, but twice: first in the 1960s, with his solid forms and muted tonalities, and later with the calligraphic imagery that culminated in the Cold Mountain series. In this book, it becomes clear that Marden's innovative concepts began and evolved through his drawings.This elegant book accompanies an exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art's collection of 52 Brice Marden drawings, the largest in the world, and offers the most thorough examination of the drawings to date. Janie C. Lee surveys Marden's remarkable graphic achievements, and her revealing interview with the artist explores his interplay of technique and subject matter, sources of inspiration, and the role drawings play in his oeuvre.The exquisite colorplates reproduce each drawing, as well as the 34 pages in Marden's Workbook -- Hydra, Tampere, N.Y.C., Bucks Co. This 1987-88 travel sketchbook offers a visualdiary of the artist's thoughts and observations of the world around him.

American Art Of The Twentieth Century

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ISBN: 9780789202635
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A survey, with examples from the Whitney Museum's permanent collection, which presents works by the most notable American artists in a variety of media. Among the images included are paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings from a wide range of artists.

Frank Stella

Author: Michael Auping
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300215441
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A comprehensive look at the breadth and depth of the work of one of America s most influential abstract artists "