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Eyewitness : reports from an art world in crisis

Author: Jed Perl
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
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"New Republic art critic Jed Perl brings to this collection of twenty-six essays his uncompromising critical engagement with the contemporary art world. Perl presents bold, almost novelistic explorations of contemporary artists - including Balthus, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman and Joan Snyder - within the broader context of a lively discussion of museum and gallery goings-on."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perl, Jed.
Eyewitness.
New York : Basic Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)606321092
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jed Perl
ISBN: 0465055206 9780465055203
OCLC Number: 42578585
Notes: "A New Republic book."
Includes index.
Description: vi, 349 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Twombly time: Cy Twombly & painterly painting --
Shrieks: Bruce Nauman --
Solitary in the city of art: Balthus & R.B. Kitaj --
War stories: the 1995 Whitney Biennial --
London grit: Leon Kossoff --
Born under Saturn: Bill Jensen --
The third degree: Brancusi & recent sculpture --
An unknown masterpiece: Jean Helion --
Abstract matters: Joan Snyder & abstract painting --
American real: Louisa Matthiasdottir & contemporary realism --
Flag burning: Jasper Johns --
The age of recovery: Nan Goldin & art in New York. Impersonal enchantment: Jeff Wall --
Earth: Temma Bell & landscape painting --
A pageant: Trevor Winkfield --
Death and realism: Chuck Close & Gabriel Laderman --
Formal Africa: "Africa, the Art of a Continent" at the Guggenheim --
Painting is a woman: Corot --
A serpent, a smile, a prayer: ancient Cambodian art --
Latest and greatest: Braque's late work --
Setting the stage: painters & the Ballets Russes --
Acropolis now: the Getty Center in Los Angeles --
Bring in the amateurs: impressionist exhibitions --
Being geniuses together: Calder, Leger & Aalto.
Responsibility: Jed Perl.
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