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Abstract Art Collection


Career retrospectives of three masters of American abstract art, that include personal ephemera and beautiful images to best represent these celebrated artists’ work.


Editions:

Price: USD$365.00 USD$250.00

This collection includes:

Agnes Martin: Though a major influence on Minimalist painters, Martin saw her own work, more closely related to Abstract Expressionism, her paintings being ‘meditations on innocence, beauty, happiness and love.’

This important and beautiful book brings together 130 of Martin’s paintings and drawings, with her previously unpublished writings and lecture notes, which vividly illuminate her art.

Robert Ryman: The only comprehensive monograph on the artist whose abstract 'white' paintings have inspired generations.

A much-revered figure in the art world, Robert Ryman has, over six decades, continuously and methodically experimented with the different possibilities inherent within a painting - abolishing colour in order to focus on material, brushstroke, support, and scale. This, the only comprehensive monograph covering his career to date, places his famous square 'white' paintings with lesser-known but increasingly exhibited works, in order to show that he is not a reductionist, but in fact a restless experimenter.

Harvey Quaytman: Harvey Quaytman’s interpretation of 1960s Minimalism and Hard-edge abstraction culminated in work that swayed between two and three dimensions. The result was sometimes odd but always elegant: arching forms appear like wedged shoehorns within the pictorial space, gently exposing painting’s material infrastructure. During the 1970s, Quaytman delved further into abstraction, experimenting with rich, heavy pigments as well as his signature medium, rust. From 1985 onwards his work focused on the intersection of lines in cruciform shapes, giving his lifelong curiosity about the nature of painting a strict, mathematical logic.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 750 pp
Illustrations: 650 illustrations
ISBN: COLLECT100017C

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.

Ellsworth Kelly: Vittorio Colaizzi is assistant professor of art history at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. In 2009, he co-edited with Karsten Schubert an anthology of critical writings on Robert Ryman. Colaizzi has curated exhibitions in New York; Winona, Minnesota; and Norfolk, Virginia. Robert Ryman is represented by the Greenwich Collection, Ltd. and Pace Gallery.

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).

Robert Ryman:

"Vittorio Colaizzi’s new tome on Robert Ryman... is a thing of beauty, filled with pristine reproductions of Ryman works." —Andrew Russeth, Executive Editor, ARTnews

Agnes Martin:

"A comprehensive exhibition between book boards. Thanks to this volume, the rigorous openness and delicate complexity in Martin's work can be better fathomed and appreciated." —Art in America

Robert Ryman:

"Vittorio Colaizzi’s new tome on Robert Ryman... is a thing of beauty, filled with pristine reproductions of Ryman works." —Andrew Russeth, Executive Editor, ARTnews

Agnes Martin:

"A comprehensive exhibition between book boards. Thanks to this volume, the rigorous openness and delicate complexity in Martin's work can be better fathomed and appreciated." —Art in America

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