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Storr, Robert

Works: 700 works in 1,722 publications in 2 languages and 28,928 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Portraits  Interviews  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, zxx, Author of introduction, Interviewer, wat, Other, Collector, Interviewee, Instrumentalist, Publishing director
Classifications: ND588.R48, 759.13
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Gerhard Richter : forty years of painting by Robert Storr( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential painters working today. Since the early 1960s, his work has received much attention and many international accolades. Richter's diverse body of work calls into question such widely held assumptions as the importance of stylistic consistency, individual artistic sensibility, spontaneous creativity, and the impact of technology and media imagery to traditional studio methods and formats. Unlike many artists today, he has explored these issues mainly through the medium of painting, challenging it to meet the demands posed by new forms of conceptual art. His varied output ranges from austere photo-based figurative realism of the early 1960s to brightly colored gestural abstractions of the early 1980s and encompasses such startling works as his brilliant cycle of black-and-white paintings of the Baader-Meinhof group, thought-provoking monochrome abstractions and banal Pop images, delicate landscapes and intimate portraits. As an artist, Richter has assumed a critical distance from vanguardists and conservatives alike regarding what painting should be; and the result has been a vital renewal of painting itself." "This book accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of the seventy-year-old German artist's paintings ever to appear in New York and includes beautiful color plates and duotones of some two hundred canvases in a broad representation of his forty years of painting. In addition, this volume contains a substantial recent interview with Richter, a chronology, selected bibliography, and comprehensive exhibition history. The retrospective this book accompanies was organized by Robert Storr, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. After its showing in New York, this extraordinary exhibition will be seen in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C."--Jacket
Chuck Close by Robert Storr( Book )

23 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chuck Close, a leading figure in the New York art world since the early 1970s, has had essentially one subject - the human face. These oversized, closely cropped images invite the viewers' attention: they look out at us while we stare back at them. In his early work, Close used himself, his family, and many of his friends as his subjects. More recently he has concentrated on portraits of his artist friends, including Elizabeth Murray, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucas Samaras, Alex Katz, Kiki Smith, Lorna Simpson, and Robert Rauschenberg."--BOOK JACKET. "Chuck Close is published to accompany a mid-career retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in February 1998, organized by Robert Storr, Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture."--BOOK JACKET
Philip Guston by Robert Storr( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close by Chuck Close( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and German and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview - Survey - Focus - Artist's choice - Artist's writings - Chronology
Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting, a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s. Katz was an independent figure during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and Pop when he first emerged--and remains a unique, though highly influential figure. Alex Katz is best known for his distinct portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of colour. Alongside these unmistakably 'Katzian' female portraits are portraits of men, group portraits, landscapes and interiors rendered in painting, drawing, collage and metal cut-outs. All attest to the artist's attention to detail, economy of means and consummate technique
Making choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955 by Peter Galassi( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is published to accompany the second of three cycles of exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art. The first cycle, ModernStarts, explored the period from 1880 to 1920; Making Choices considers the years between 1920 and 1960; the third cycle, Open Ends, will concentrate on art since 1960." "More than 300 works are reproduced in Making Choices, representing all of the Museum's curatorial departments: architecture and design, drawings, film and video, painting and sculpture, photography, and prints and illustrated books. By selecting four years from a span of four decades, the authors were able for each year to delve deeply into the Museum's rich collection, assembling many fascinating but unfamiliar works along with justly famous masterpieces. The resulting groupings and juxtapositions reflect the simultaneous convergence and divergence of a wide range of creative endeavors at any one moment. For example: Christina's World, an outstanding example of Andrew Wyeth's realist dissent from modernist innovation, and Number 1, 1948, Jackson Pollock's landmark experiment in abstraction, were both painted in 1948. In this lively book, they face each other on opposite pages, challenging the reader to grapple with the vital multiplicity of modern art."--Jacket
Philip Pearlstein : since 1983 by Robert Storr( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long acknowledged as a master of contemporary realism, Philip Pearlstein has remained true to his pursuit of painting monumental nudes since the 1960s. Eschewing the minimalism, conceptualism, and later expressionism practiced by many of his contemporaries, Pearlstein has followed a course of figurative painting that has proven to be very influential to a younger generation of artists." "This selection of sixty paintings and watercolors from the past two decades reveals the intelligence and virtuosity that have made Pearlstein a contemporary master over the course of his long career. The book also includes an enlightening interview with the artist and a thoughtful essay by curator and scholar Robert Storr, who has known Pearlstein for many years."--Jacket
Raymond Pettibon by Robert Storr( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"California-based artist Raymond Pettibon began making his signature ink-wash drawings framed or pinned directly on the wall, they are often combined by the dozens in no discernible order, like a giant scattered notebook. With solo exhibitions worldwide including a retrospective at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1994), Pettibon is considered one of the world's most significant innovators of figurative art. Poet and novelist Dennis Cooper speaks with the artist about recurring obsessions such as baseball, film noir, surfers and the animated figure Gumby. Museum of Modern Art curator Robert Storr examines the full scope of Pettibon's prolific career, setting the artist firmly within the tradition of Western figurative painting. Critic and curator Ulrich Loock looks at a single strand in Pettibon's oeuvre: a drawing centering on the character Vavoom. The artist has chosen three extracts from The Art of English Poesie by George Puttenham, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, and Modern Painters by John Ruskin. This book also includes never-before-published scripts from as-yet-unmade videos on subjects from Jim Morrison to Hollywood."--Jacket
Gerhard Richter : October 18, 1977 by Robert Storr( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and German and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publikacja towarzysząca wystawie: Museum of Modern Art, Nowy Jork, 5 listopada 2000 - 30 stycznia 2001 r
A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De jaren zestig in de carrière van de veelzijdige Amerikaanse maker (geb. 1941) van o.a. performances, installaties, videokunst en sculptuur
Rackstraw Downes by Sanford Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated with copious examples from thirty years of Rackstraw Downes work, the book makes clear why Downes is widely regarded as a "painter's painter." It show-cases many of the artist's panoramic pictures - painted with a strong sense of place and a miniaturist's sense of scale. The images, which depict industrial parks, construction sites, housing projects, refineries, razor wire, and landfills, stimulate fresh thoughts about these supposedly unattractive sights." "The three essays that accompany Downes's art provide rare insights into the way a painter thinks and works."--Jacket
Willem de Kooning : the late paintings, the 1980s by Willem De Kooning( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings made during the 1980s by American artist Willem de Kooning constitute a major and largely unknown chapter in a career that spanned more than half a century. With the exception of a relatively small number of works that were shown in museums and galleries during the past decade, few of these paintings have been seen by the general or even specialized art public. This volume contains approximately forty works made between 1981 and 1987, drawn from public and private collections and from the artist's own holdings. Variously spare, animated, and richly hued, these paintings demonstrate a striking formal and emotional range
Gerhard Richter : doubt and belief in painting by Robert Storr( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz paints Ada by Robert Storr( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost fifty years, the American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) has painted a series of portraits of his wife, Ada. This beautifully illustrated book is the first to focus on these iconic paintings, which are unprecedented in their focus on a single figure over many years." "In this volume, leading scholars explore the allure of Ada as a subject and the art-historical importance of Katz's portraits, asking fascinating questions about Katz's methods and intentions: What do these paintings reveal and conceal about their subject? What does Katz do in the studio to convey such vitality on his canvases? How does Katz's work fit into the history of portraiture and the art movements of the 1960s and beyond? Acclaimed art critic and curator Robert Storr examines Ada's alluring persona, comparing her to other "goddesses" who have captivated centuries of portrait painters. James Schuyler recounts a day in Katz's studio, and the late British art critic Lawrence Alloway explores the role of repetition in the Ada portraits, which he views as a cycle of images with antecedents in Velazquez and Rembrandt." "Featuring the renowned series of Ada portraits, this book demonstrates the cumulative power and enduring delight of Alex Katz's achievement, as well as his devotion to his greatest muse."--BOOK JACKET
Drawing then : innovation and influence in American drawings of the sixties( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the 1976 exhibition 'Drawing Now' at The Museum of Modern Art, 'Drawing Then' investigates revolutionary developments in the practice of drawing that emerged in the United States during a decade of radical social and political upheaval. With more than 70 works by 39 artists--almost half of whom were not represented in the 1976 exhibition--Drawing Then includes works by Josef Albers, Mel Bochner, Chuck Close, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha, among other greats. The volume also includes newly commissioned work by poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge in addition to rare archival material, artists' biographies and a comprehensive chronology linking developments in the art world with the larger social and political events of the decade
Robert Storr : interviews on art by Robert Storr( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews on Art was inspired by the desire to bring together, for the first time, the most important interviews conducted by the acclaimed American critic and curator Robert Storr. This definitive collection brings together conversations with many of the most celebrated names in the art world including Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, etc. Each interview is accompanied by images of relevant works and previously unpublished photographs of the artists themselves. Chosen carefully from an extraordinary life archive of writing and curating, the sixty-one illustrated interviews span the years from 1981 to 2016 and comprise thought-provoking dialogues on art with a wide range of artists of different generations and etnbsp;of different formal and poetic inclinations. This ultimate selection includes discussions around a variety of media, ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation to graphic work, photography, video, film, and performance
Between a rock and a hard place by Robert Storr( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essay on the role of modern art museums and multiculturalism was ... conceived in two parts ... The second deals both first-hand and historically with the aesthetic, political, and practical problems entailed in addressing the fact of pluralism in art"--Page i
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Gerhard Richter : forty years of painting
Alternative Names
Robert Storr American artist

Robert Storr artista estadounidense

Storr, R.

Storr, Robert V. 1949-

English (222)

German (3)

Chuck ClosePhilip GustonLouise BourgeoisAlex KatzMaking choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955Philip Pearlstein : since 1983Raymond PettibonGerhard Richter : October 18, 1977