Career retrospectives of three masters of American abstract art, that include personal ephemera and beautiful images to best represent these celebrated artists’ work.
This collection includes:
Agnes Martin: This important and beautiful book brings together 130 of Martin’s paintings and drawings, with her previously unpublished writings and lecture notes, which vividly illuminate her art.
Harvey Quaytman: The first monograph to explore the vast body of work by New York artist Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002).
Ellsworth Kelly: The definitive monograph, created in close collaboration with the artist, a pioneer of abstract art, who influenced subsequent generations of artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Matt Connors and Alex Israel.
"[A] stunningly beautiful volume... An affectionate biographical glimpse into Martin's life... Tucked alongside reproductions of paintings are previously unpublished lecture scripts, samples of Martin's letters to Glimcher, and other notes... These actual-size replicas [...] are written neatly in the artist's own script, and offer intimate glimpses into her thought process..."
—BookForum, USA on Agnes Martin
"For the consummate minimalist, here's a maximalist book on 92-year-old artist Ellsworth Kelly's lifetime of groundbreaking work. Curator Tricia Y. Paik guides us through the artist's color-soaked career in 400 illustrations and scholarly essays. It's a must for any Kelly fan: the only book, in fact, to completely span the artist's entire oeuvre."
—Bloomberg Pursuits on Ellsworth Kelly
Agnes Martin: Arne Glimcher is an influential art dealer, and the founder of the Pace Gallery. He has worked with some of the worlds greatest artists including Pablo Picasso, Ad Reinhardt, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Robert Rauchenberg, and Agnes Martin. He has also produced and directed several films, including The Mambo Kings, and Gorillas in the Mist. Glimcher managed the exhibitions and sales of Martin’s work through most of her career and became one of her closest friends.
Harvey Quaytman: Dore Ashton is an authoritative and original voice within American art of the last half-century. A renowned art historian and critic, she is Professor of Art History at New York’s Cooper Union, and senior critic in painting and printmaking at Yale University. She is the author of more than 30 books and innumerable articles on modern and contemporary art and culture, including About Rothko (2003), The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning (1992), A Joseph Cornell Album (1989), Yes, But: A Critical Study of Philip Guston (1976), On Art: Documents of 20th Century Art (with Pablo Picasso, 1973), and Rauschenberg: XXXIV Drawings for Dante’s Inferno (with Robert Rauschenberg, 1968).
Ellsworth Kelly: Tricia Paik is the curator of contemporary art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She was formerly associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and has also held positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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