The Resource Lives of the artists, Calvin Tomkins

Lives of the artists, Calvin Tomkins

Label
Lives of the artists
Title
Lives of the artists
Statement of responsibility
Calvin Tomkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Lives of the Artists ten major artists are captured in Tomkins's cool and ironic style to record the new directions art is taking during these days of limitless freedom. As formal technique and rigorous training continue to fall away, art has become an approach to living. As the author says, "the lives of contemporary artists are today so integral to what they make that the two cannot be considered in isolation." Among the artists profiled are Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, the reigning heirs of deliberately outrageous art that feeds off the allegedly corrupting influences of capitalist glut and entertainment; Matthew Barney of the pregenital obsessions; Cindy Sherman, who manages multiple transformations as she disappears into her own work; and Julian Schnabel, who has forged a second career as award-winning film director. Tomkins shows that the making of art remains among the most demanding jobs on earth.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomkins, Calvin
Dewey number
700.92
Index
index present
LC call number
N6489
LC item number
.T66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Art, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
Lives of the artists, Calvin Tomkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A John Macrae book."
  • Includes index
Contents
Preface -- Damien Hirst -- Cindy Sherman -- Julian Schnabel -- Richard Serra --James Turrell -- Matthew Barney -- Maurizio Cattelan -- Jasper Johns -- Jeff Koons -- John Currin -- Acknoweldgments -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 254 p.
Isbn
9780805088724
Lccn
2008013121
System control number
in016103106
Label
Lives of the artists, Calvin Tomkins
Publication
Note
  • "A John Macrae book."
  • Includes index
Contents
Preface -- Damien Hirst -- Cindy Sherman -- Julian Schnabel -- Richard Serra --James Turrell -- Matthew Barney -- Maurizio Cattelan -- Jasper Johns -- Jeff Koons -- John Currin -- Acknoweldgments -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 254 p.
Isbn
9780805088724
Lccn
2008013121
System control number
in016103106

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