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Face value : portraiture in the age of abstraction

Author: Brandon Brame FortuneWendy Wick ReavesDavid C WardPatricia QuealyJohn AshberyAll authors
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution ; London : in association with D. Giles Limited, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A groundbreaking reassessment of the reinvention of portraiture in America between 1945 and 1975 - the period when the abstract expressionists reached international prominence - this new volume presents fifty-five innovative portrait paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures. It includes works by Joan Brown, Alice Neel, Elaine de Kooning, Larry Rivers, Marisol Escobar, Alex Katz, Romare Bearden, Fairfield Porter,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon Brame Fortune; Wendy Wick Reaves; David C Ward; Patricia Quealy; John Ashbery; National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution),
ISBN: 9781907804427 1907804420
OCLC Number: 859192388
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, April 18, 2014-January 11, 2015.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm
Contents: Hand with a picture / John Ashbery --
Foreword / Kim Sajet --
Preface / Brandon Brame Fortune, Wendy Wick Reaves, and David C. Ward --
The face of change: American society and portraiture, 1945-1975 / David C. Ward --
Face value: portraiture in the age of abstraction / Wendy Wick Reaves and Brandon Brame Fortune --
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Other Titles: Portraiture in the age of abstraction
Responsibility: Brandon Brame Fortune, Wendy Wick Reaves, David C. Ward ; with Patricia Quealy ; and a new poem for this volume by John Ashbery.
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Celebrates and reassesses the reinvention of portraiture in post-World War 2 American art.  Read more...

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"An exciting show given full expression in this excellent book"--David Ecclestone, Cassone "A unique, beautifully produced, gap-filling work of inspired curating and art history"--Donna Seaman, Read more...

 
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