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Alice Neel's Women
Carolyn Kinder Carr
0847824802
November 1902
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Instantly recognizable near-grotesques, Neel's portraits may not be quite flattering, but they are always revealing, of subjects and the psycho-cultural space they inhabit. Collected here by Carr, deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery, these 125 crisply reproduced color plates draw an intense power via their restriction to women and girls: one can feel the artist meditating on (and sometimes seething about) what it means to be a woman. A portrait of the artist Isabel Bishop shows her in a simple blue wool dress, looking wryly askance. "Isabetta" shows a naked, pre-pubescent girl standing and staring directly at the viewer, like a powerfully defetishized Balthus. The paintings are organized by subject ("Mother and Child," "Pose," "Children," "Nudes") rather than chronology, and it's a decision that...


Pictures of People: Alice Neel's American Portrait Gallery
Pamela Allara
1584650362
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A vibrant chronicle of the life and work of a prolific painter and bohemian eccentric.

From the Publisher
6 x 9 trim. 201 illus. (18 color). LC 97-18403

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Alice Neel
Alice Neel
0810942151
June 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
About half of her career, the superior figurative painter Neel (1900-84) found herself working against the tide of abstractionism, producing searing portraitsDimages of souls, largely acquaintances and friends. She specialized in the nude portraitDincluding one that revealed her at the age of 80Dbroadcasting the stark personal traits of each sitter: vulnerability, frank sexuality, open aggression, and the demonic. This exhibit catalog of the proud feminist's work accompanies a centennial show traveling from New York to Andover, MA, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis in the coming year. With 224 illustrations, 86 in color, and essays by curators from various museum venues, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date view of her work, complementing Pamela Allara's biography, Pictures of People (Univ. Pr. of New England,...


The Art of Reflection: Women Artists' Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Marsha Meskimmon
0231106866
August 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
20th century female artists' self-portraiture is explored in a fine guide which packs in over forty black and white illustrations of works by Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Susan Hiller, and others. The depth of this work lies not in its peppering of self portraits, however, but in its blend of feminist theory and critical insights on the various forms employed by women in the art of self-portraiture. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Self-portraiture has long been a means for the male artist to assert an identity as masterful creator or tortured soul; women have overwhelmingly been presented as objects, and rarely as subjects of self-portraiture. In recent years, however, women artists have used their work to disrupt this tradition.With...


The Art of Reflection: Women Artists' Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Marsha Meskimmon
0231106874
August 1996
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
20th century female artists' self-portraiture is explored in a fine guide which packs in over forty black and white illustrations of works by Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Susan Hiller, and others. The depth of this work lies not in its peppering of self portraits, however, but in its blend of feminist theory and critical insights on the various forms employed by women in the art of self-portraiture.

Book Description
Self-portraiture has long been a means for the male artist to assert an identity as masterful creator or tortured soul; women have overwhelmingly been presented as objects, and rarely as subjects of self-portraiture. In recent years, however, women artists have used their work to disrupt this tradition.With 43 illustrations of works by Louise Bourgeois, Frida Kahlo,...


The Art of Reflection: Women Artists' Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century
Marsha Meskimmon
1857270231
August 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
20th century female artists' self-portraiture is explored in a fine guide which packs in over forty black and white illustrations of works by Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Susan Hiller, and others. The depth of this work lies not in its peppering of self portraits, however, but in its blend of feminist theory and critical insights on the various forms employed by women in the art of self-portraiture. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Self-portraiture has long been a means for the male artist to assert an identity as masterful creator or tortured soul; women have overwhelmingly been presented as objects, and rarely as subjects of self-portraiture. In recent years, however, women artists have used their work to disrupt this tradition.With...


Great Paintings by Women Artists: 24 Full-Color Cards
Hayward Cirker (Editor)
0486402134
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This diverse collection — spanning the 17th through 20th centuries — reproduces in card format 24 paintings by such outstanding artists as Mary Cassatt, Sonia Delaunay, Vanessa Bell, Grandma Moses, Alice Neel, Elaine de Kooning, and others. Perfect for sending special greetings to art lovers or for adding to a personal gallery. Captions.


In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art
Russell Ferguson
0520222431
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Not only was Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) one of the most important American poets of his generation, he was also intimately involved with the art world of the 1950s and 1960s, a time when New York had become the cultural capital of the world. As an associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara organized a series of important exhibitions, notably of the work of Franz Kline and of Robert Motherwell. In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art explores this key period in modern art by presenting artists who were associated with O'Hara and whose seminal works are reflected in his poetry.
Featuring over 80 works by twenty-three artists, the book focuses on works closely tied to specific poems by Frank O'Hara, notably Jasper Johns's In Memory of My Feelings--Frank O'Hara and Grace...


Making It New: Essays, Interviews, and Talks
Henry Geldzahler
0156004399
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A collection of pieces on the art world by the late Geldzahler, the first curator of 20th-century art at New York's Metropolitan Museum and a champion of artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Longtime curator of 20th-century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the earliest and most vital champion of pop art, and friend and adviser to the majority of Sixties and Seventies art-world geniuses, Geldzahler is one of this country's most enduring art experts. Arguably, the veneration now accorded the artists examined here (Warhol, Rauschenberg, Kelly, de Kooning, Hockney, Bourgeois, Lichtenstein, Neel, and Basquiat) is largely due to his early cognizance and intuition. Culled from the past 30...


Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs
William F. Stapp
0300097522
September 2002
Hardcover
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(Tampa Tribune)
...[A] running history of its century...[A]ppealing and often intimate[,]... [it] will lure you back again and again.

Book Description
ARTnews, the oldest art magazine in America and the most widely circulated art magazine in the world, is celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary in 2002. This attractive book celebrates and commemorates this milestone event, presenting one hundred of the best photographic portraits commissioned by and reproduced in the magazine since its origin. These fascinating photographs chronicle the history of the magazine and present a "who's who" of people who have shaped the art world over the last century. Portrait of the Art World includes photographs of many of the great European and American artists of the twentieth century, including George...

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