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Destroy the picture : painting the void, 1949-1962

Author: Paul SchimmelNicholas CullinanAstrid Handa-GagnardShōichi HiraiSarah-Neel SmithAll authors
Publisher: New York : Skira Rizzoli ; Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Tentoonstellingscatalogi (vorm)
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Schimmel; Nicholas Cullinan; Astrid Handa-Gagnard; Shōichi Hirai; Sarah-Neel Smith; Robert Storr; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.); Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)
ISBN: 9780847839308 0847839303
OCLC Number: 794815167
Notes: Accompanies an exhibition of the same name held the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MOCA Grand Avenue, Oct. 6, 2012-Jan. 14, 2013; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Feb. 16-June 2, 2013.
Description: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Plates --
Painting the void / Paul Schimmel --
Gutai and its internationalism / Shoichi Hirai --
Voyage through the void: nouveau réalisme, the nature of reality, the nature of painting / Astrid Handa-Gagnard --
The empty canvas / Nicholas Cullinan --
Burnt holes, bloody holes, black holes: art after catastrophe / Robert Storr --
Chronology and selected bibliography / Sarah-Neel Smith --
Afterword / Jeffrey Deitch.
Other Titles: Painting the void, 1949-1962
Responsibility: organized and edited by Paul Schimmel ; contributions by Nicholas Cullinan, Astrid Handa-Gagnard, Shoichi Hirai, Paul Schimmel, Sarah-Neel Smith, Robert Storr.

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