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Kuspit, Donald B. (Donald Burton) 1935-

Overview
Works: 1,001 works in 1,969 publications in 6 languages and 30,075 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogues raisonnés 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Narrator, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, win, Creator
Classifications: N6490, 709.24
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Most widely held works by Donald B Kuspit
The end of art by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The End of Art, Donald Kuspit argues that art is over because it has lost its aesthetic import. Art has been replaced by "postart," a term invented by Alan Kaprow, as a new visual category that elevates the banal over the enigmatic, the scatological over the sacred, cleverness over creativity. Tracing the demise of aesthetic experience to the works and theory of Marcel Duchamp and Barnett Newman, Kuspit argues that devaluation is inseparable from the entropic character of modern art, and that anti-aesthetic postmodern art is its final state. In contrast to modern art, which expressed the universal human unconscious, postmodern art degenerates into an expression of narrow ideological interests. In reaction to the emptiness and stagnancy of postart, Kuspit signals the aesthetic and human future that lies with the New Old Masters. A sweeping and incisive overview of the development of art throughout the twentieth century, The End of Art points the way to the future for the visual arts."--Jacket
The cult of the avant-garde artist by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist examines the philosophical, psychological, and aesthetic premises for avant-garde art and its subsequent evolution and corruption in the late twentieth century. Arguing that modernist art is essentially therapeutic in intention, both toward self and society, Donald Kuspit further posits that neo-avant-garde, or postmodern, art at once mocks and denies the possibility of therapeutic change. As such, it accommodates the status quo of capitalist society in which fame and fortune count above everything else. Stripping avant-garde art of its missionary, therapeutic intention, neo-avant-garde art converts it into a cliche of creative novelty or ironic value for its fashionable look. Moreover, it destroys the precarious balance of artistic narcissism and social empathy that characterizes modern art, tilting it cynically toward the former. Incorporating psychoanalytic ideas, particularly those concerned with narcissism, The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist offers a reinterpretation of modern art history. Exemplary avant-garde and neo-avant-garde artists, including Picasso, Malevich, Warhol, and Beuys, and such movements as surrealism, expressionism, and appropriationism, are examined in depth to demonstrate their therapeutic aims and intentions, or lack thereof. The varieties of artistic expression and their attendant ideas are viewed in light of Kuspit's basic thesis, providing a fresh understanding of developments in the art of this century
Leon Golub, existential/activist painter by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Boltanski by Didier Semin( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and German and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Boltanski is one of the most significant French contemporary artists. Boltanski's magical installations often combine found photographs, items of clothing, archival forms of storage and display, lit by candles or flickering light
The new subjectivism : art in the 1980s by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chihuly by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) is the most important contemporary artist working in glass. Largely due to his influence, the United States boasts the most creative and prolific art glass movement in the world. In this sumptuously produced volume, distinguished art critic Donald Kuspit offers the first full-scale study of Chihuly and his innovative, avidly sought-after work. Chihuly began to work in glass some 30 years ago, inspired by its unique ability to convey and transform color, light, and space. A co-founder of the esteemed Pilchuck Glass School, north of Seattle, which now attracts artists from around the world, Chihuly has produced works in blown, cast, and stained glass but is perhaps best known for his multi-part sets, complex groupings, and inventive architectural installations
Chihuly by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dale Chihuly began to work in glass some 30 years ago, inspired by its unique ability to convey and transform color, light, and space. A co-founder of the Pilchuk Glass School, north of Seattle, he revolutionized the American studio glass movement by adapting the teamwork he observed when he became one of the first Americans allowed access to the secrets of Venetian glassblowing
The critic is artist : the intentionality of art by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rebirth of painting in the late twentieth century by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study also includes psychosocial studies of various cultural issues that affect painting, including feminism and Jewish identity."--Jacket
Julian Schnabel : works on paper 1975-1988 by Julian Schnabel( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs of psyche in modern and postmodern art by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the psychological dimension of visual culture in the 20th century. Analyzing the ways in which psychoanalysis can be used to understand art, Kuspit argues that modern art affirms subjectivity, whereas postmodern art denies it whilst being unable t
Lucas Samaras--objects and subjects, 1969-1986 by Lucas Samaras( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clement Greenberg, art critic by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fischl by Eric Fischl( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karel Appel sculpture : a catalogue raisonné by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With one hundred rich colorplates and over 130 black-and-whites, Karel Appel Sculpture represents a catalogue raisonne of every work the artist has created. The entire range of Appel's sculptural career to date is here: from his notorious Questioning Children relief assemblages which brought him to the forefront of the avant-garde art scene in Amsterdam in 1948-49; to the totem-like structures of the late 1940s; the organic shapes of his rough, wildly painted olive-tree roots of 1960; the Standing Nudes of 1980s; to his latest works - the Pyre Series - massive, complex sculptural fantasies that combine painting, sculpture, architecture, and found objects and are based on folk legends and primitive myths
Idiosyncratic identities : artists at the end of the avant-garde by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism has been described as a decadent and pluralistic period in which avant-garde art has been institutionalized, stereotyped, and effectively neutralized; and where models of art seem to stand in ironical, nihilistic relationship to each other. In this study, Donald Kuspit argues that only the idiosyncratic artist remains credible and convincing in the postmodern era, he or she relentlessly pursuing a sense of artistic and human identity in a situation where there are no guidelines, art historically or socially. Idiosyncratic art, Kuspit posits, is a radically personal art that establishes unconscious communication between individuals in doubt of their identity. Functioning as a medium of self-identification, it affords a sense of authentic selfhood and communicative intimacy in a postmodern society where authenticity and intimacy seem irrelevant and absurd
Psychostrategies of avant-garde art by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These include a close identification with his medium, which becomes a "signature substance" into which he escapes; the making of hallucinatory art in which he shows his own insanity, which becomes a way of escaping the pseudo-sanity of the crowd; or the attempt to transcend the crowd altogether by escaping into a world of abstraction, which functions in a religious way to afford an "oceanic experience." Drawing on numerous examples of avant-garde art, Kuspit makes extensive use of psychoanalysis, largely from British object-relational theory, to underline and elaborate his ideas
Redeeming art : critical reveries by Donald B Kuspit( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With an introduction by artist and art critic Mark van Proyen, Redeeming Art is a meditation on the inner life of the artist, the social impact of artwork, and the role of the art critic."--Jacket
Dialectical conversions : Donald Kuspit's art criticism( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathy Ruttenberg by Kathy Ruttenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairytale sculptures of Chicago-born, New York-based artist Kathy Ruttenberg inhabit an allegorically charged world of unconscious drives, Ovidian transformations and feminist-inflected narratives. Described by Donald Kuspit as "perhaps the most creative, certainly unusual, ceramic art being made today," Ruttenberg's work is populated with women sprouting or metamorphosing into trees, flowers, birds, snails, antlers and crabs. Figurines of demonic-looking caterpillars, bats and rabbits are intricately rendered in clay and watercolor, a three-dimensional counterpart to the paintings of Leonora Carrington. "The tools for my work are fire, earth and emotions," Ruttenberg writes. "This mix makes an interesting cocktail of allegory and symbolism, with an odd twist of nature. In my world, where the wind blows with intensity, animals and humans often share the moment." This first substantial monograph reveals the richness and craft of her intensely evocative personal/universal mythology
 
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The cult of the avant-garde artistLeon Golub, existential/activist painterChristian BoltanskiThe new subjectivism : art in the 1980sChihulyChihulyThe critic is artist : the intentionality of artThe rebirth of painting in the late twentieth century