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Peppiatt, Michael

Works: 174 works in 509 publications in 7 languages and 9,354 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  History  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewer, Contributor, zxx, tex, wst, Interviewee
Classifications: ND497.B16, 759.2
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Most widely held works about Michael Peppiatt
Most widely held works by Michael Peppiatt
Francis Bacon : anatomy of an enigma by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

45 editions published between 1455 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacon (1909-92) was raised in large country houses in rural Ireland by a family whose conventional expectations he rebelled against early on. As a young man he was introduced to the seamy side of life in London and Paris; but only after seeing a Picasso retrospective in 1928 did he become an artist. He sprang into prominence in 1944 with a triptych which shocked the art world with its sheer ferocity, and he soon emerged, with his friend Lucian Freud, as a leader of an informal "School of London," which favored figurative painting in an age dominated by abstraction. As retrospectives of Bacon's work in Paris, London, and New York made his reputation soar, his nighttime exploits grew wilder and wilder; charming and confident, with a strong sadomasochistic streak, he was drawn to "rough trade" in London clubs and pushed all situations to the edge. At the same time, he was a deeply cultivated and thoughtful artist who was obsessively guarded about the sources of his inspiration. Michael Peppiatt has unlocked many of the enigmas of Bacon's life and work. Bacon talked openly to Peppiatt about his early life, his sexuality, his fantasies, and his ambitions, aware that all was being recorded for publication. At the suggestion that some of his remarks would sound indiscreet, Bacon replied: "The more indiscreet, the more interesting it will be." Together with many new facts, unpublished documents, and penetrating analyses of key paintings, these conversations have been integrated into what is the most complete and riveting account of one of the greatest artists of our time
Francis Bacon : a retrospective by Dennis Farr( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, which accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition in America of Bacon's paintings since his death in 1992, will give uninhibited voice to the thoughts of three prominent scholars of his art. Art historians Dennis Farr and Sally Yard, and Bacon's friend and biographer Michael Peppiatt discuss their views of the artist's intense and unsettling body of work, introducing a wealth of material that sheds new light on his creative life and working methods. Accompanying the essays are three historic interviews with the artist by Michael Peppiatt. Finally, Dennis Farr provides authoritative and illuminating discussion of each work in the exhibition."--Jacket
Imagination's chamber : artists and their studios by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti in postwar Paris by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alberto Giacometti, one of the foremost artists of the twentieth century, created sculptures and paintings of stark and haunting beauty. Now, in the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this book celebrates his genius, tracing his development from the tiny sculptures he made during World War II to the characteristically emaciated figures of his mature style." "Michael Peppiatt gives an account of the crucial moment when Giacometti returned from his wartime exile in Geneva to his beloved Paris, a city traumatized by the war but receptive to new movements and ideas. He describes how Giacometti's way of seeing life - and his way of working - underwent several dramatic transformations during this period." "This book is the catalogue for an exhibition to be held at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England, and at the Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne, Switzerland."--Jacket
Francis Bacon : studies for a portrait : essays and interviews by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of he most elusive and enigmatic creative geniuses of modern times, Francis Bacon was a man of endless contradictions and facets. In this invaluable book Michael Peppiatt, a major art critic and close friend of Bacon, offers an entertaining and uniquely well-informed portrait of this complex artist." "Peppiatt's collection of interviews and essays spans more than forty years - from 1963, when the two men met, to 2007, when Peppiatt wrote an essay explaining Bacon's passionate involvement with Van Gogh. The pieces in between include discussions of Bacon's working methods and techniques, his unlikely relationship with his London dealer, his attitude towards Christian belief and classical myth, and his defining friendship with the eminent French writer Michel Leiris. Peppiatt also provides fascinating anecdotes about the artist's early life, his intimate relationships, and his connections with the artists who were his contemporaries and friends. In addition, among the interviews reproduced for the book are new transcripts of two interviews presenting previously omitted material that brings out many little-known aspects of Bacon's presence and personality."--Jacket
In Giacometti's studio by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This deeply engaging book focuses on one of the most evocative and influential spaces in twentieth-century art: the tiny, ramshackle studio behind Montparnasse where the great sculptor Alberto Giacometti lived and worked from the late 1926 until his death. For nearly forty years, this chaotic but visually riveting space was the absolute centre of Giacometti's world, as well as a magnet for a whole generation of artists and writers in Paris, from Picasso and Braque to Balthus, from Breton and Sartre to Genet and Beckett."--Jacket
Francis Bacon in the 1950s by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book presents a wide range of paintings (many of them rarely or never seen before) representing all of Bacon's major themes during the 1950s, analyses the significant developments in his art, and assesses the particular importance of key works." "Also included, amongst other hitherto unpublished material, are the revealing letters from Bacon to his dealer Brausen, and the artist's correspondence with his friends and patrons Robert and Lisa Sainsbury."--Jacket
Interviews with artists 1966-2012 by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Peppiatt has spent his professional life with many of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His close friendships and frequent studio visits with Dubuffet, Sonia Delaunay, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Balthus, Oldenburg, Brassa, and Cartier-Bresson, among many others, have produced an incredible archive of interviews, from formal question-and-answer sessions to off-the-cuff conversations. These interviews combine to give a unique perspective on art from World War II to the present day. Peppiatt has selected forty-five of the most noteworthy and fascinating of his conversations with artists, from the world-famous to the under-recognized. The author approaches his subjects with a characteristic mix of passion, insight, and humor in a book that is consistently entertaining and informative, as the artists open up in unexpected ways about their work and their lives. -- Jacket
Christian Schad and the Neue Sachlichkeit by Christian Schad( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Gogh and expressionism by Jill Lloyd( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication is the first to examine the enormous influence of Van Gogh on German and Austrian Expressionism. It presents numerous masterpieces by Van Gogh and the Expressionists, including extremely powerful works by the painters of Die Brucke, Der Blaue Reiter, and the Viennese avant-garde."--Jacket
Francis Bacon : important paintings from the estate by Francis Bacon( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio, Bacon by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From October 2, 2009 to January 24, 2010, the Galleria Borghese will celebrate the quatercentenary of Caravaggio's death by displaying his masterpieces together with twenty paintings by one of the great artists of the second half of the twentieth century, Francis Bacon, whose birth centenary falls this year. These two extreme figures have entered the collective imagination as "accursed" artists, who expressed the torment of existence in their painting with equal intensity and creative brilliance. Their lives separated by three hundred years, these two disturbing figures will encounter each other for the first time at the Galleria Borghese, which will be enhanced by thirty masterpieces of the two masters from the world's leading museums
The Pursuit of the real : British figurative painting from Sickert to Bacon by Manchester City Art Gallery( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It attempts to show some of the connections between our most important figurative painters, working today with all the confidence and power of maturity, and those artists who advanced realist painting before the Second World War: Sickert, Bomberg, Spencer and Coldstream. Also includes works by Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, John Lessore, Euan Uglow, and John Wonnacott.--Cf. Editor's preface
Art plural : voices of contemporary art by Michael Peppiatt( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art is now a globalized phenomenon, with artists from all corners of the world showing their works on an international stage as never before. How do we begin to understand the ensuing multitude of different directions in contemporary art? In Art Plural: Voices of Contemporary Art world-renowned art historian and writer Michael Peppiatt joins with Swiss gallerist Frederic de Senarclens of Art Plural Gallery, as well as over 25 leading contemporary artists, to share their thoughts on this diverse art scene. While Peppiatt frames their work in a historical context, the artists themselves reflect deeply on their influences, styles, techniques and messages through personal interviews in this lavishly illustrated book."--Back cover
Aristide Maillol by Bertrand Lorquin( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vincent van Gogh and expressionism by Jill Lloyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piero Guccione : recent paintings and drawings by Piero Guccione( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Giacometti, Begegnungen by Alberto Giacometti( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Katalogbuch widmet sich erstmals umfassend Giacomettis Portraitkunst, sie sein gesamtes Werk durchzieht. Sie zeigt die Persönlichkeit und künstlerische Weltauffassung wie kein anderer Bereich seines Schaffens. Die über lange Jahre entstandenen Bildnisse seiner Familie, die Portraits von Künstlern und Philosophen seines Pariser Freundeskreises um Jean. Paul Sartre und Simone de Beauvoir führen den kreativen Prozess vor Augen. Das Gewebe aus menschlichen Verbindungen regte ihn zu immer neuer Auseinandersetzung mit Antlitz und Gestalt des Gegenübers an. 0Exhibition: Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany (26.1.-20.5.2012)
Miró : Malerei als Poesie by Joan Miró( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance 1956-1964 by Jean Dubuffet( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Francis Bacon : a retrospective
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Francis Bacon : a retrospectiveAlberto Giacometti in postwar ParisFrancis Bacon : studies for a portrait : essays and interviewsIn Giacometti's studioFrancis Bacon in the 1950sChristian Schad and the Neue SachlichkeitVan Gogh and expressionismFrancis Bacon : important paintings from the estate