Books for holiday giving, Part 2 – ‘The Deep,’ ‘Seeing Things’ and ‘Luchita Hurtado’
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by Andrea Kirsh
7M ago
Andrea Kirsh reviews three art books that represent a incredible diversity in what's being published and by whom ..read more
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Books for holiday giving, Part 1 – Irma Boom, Indigenous Present and Strikethrough
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by Andrea Kirsh
7M ago
In her holiday book roundup, Andrea Kirsh focuses on three books that show an incredible breadth of art book publishing this year. Art books are frequently beautiful objects and Andrea calls attention to their "object-ness" to remind us that they're for reading but they're much more than that as well ..read more
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Books for holiday giving, Part 2
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
In Part 2 of her holiday books roundup, Andrea Kirsh reviews three works with socio-political heft ..read more
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Books for holiday giving, Part 1
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
In Part 1 of her holiday book review postings, Andrea Kirsh shares the joys of imagery and writing in books about Florine Stettheimer and El Anatsui ..read more
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Exhibition catalogs document important feminist art
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
Andrea Kirsh reviews two catalogs documenting and contextualizing exhibits of art by feminist artists of different eras and art genres ..read more
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A gripping novel about fate and art world corruption, “Mouth to Mouth” by Antoine Wilson
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by Morgan Nitz
1y ago
Morgan reviews "Mouth to Mouth," a suspenseful new novel by Antoine Wilson about told almost entirely through one conversation. When the narrator (a nameless struggling author) runs into an old acquaintance from UCLA (successful art dealer Jeff Cook) at the airport, Jeff confesses to saving a drowning man's life. When he learns the man's identity, renowned gallery owner Francis Arsenault, he becomes obsessed with determining if he is a "good person" worthy of being saved ..read more
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Books for holiday giving, Part 2
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
Part two of Andrea Kirsh's annual round up of the best in art books is here, including two intriguing books: one on abstract art; the other on art world forgeries and hoaxes! These are great for those interested in 20th/ 21st century abstraction, or those who enjoy mysteries/ detective stories. Make sure to check out "Books for Holiday Giving, Part 1 ..read more
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Books for holiday giving, Part 1
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
The holidays are nearly here, and so is Part 1 of Andrea Kirsh's annual round up of the best in art books, including an art book tour of historical artist homes and studios (including some local ones), a contemporary painting book for art loves of all kinds, and an enlightening look at 20th century art ..read more
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The under known history of Alma Thomas, in print and on view
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
Andrea Kirsh reviews "Alma Thomas; Everything is Beautiful," a catalog for the exhibition of the same name. Andrea says both the catalog and exhibition tell the under known history of Alma Thomas's life as an artist, educator, role model and inspiration to many. The traveling exhibition runs until Sept. 25, 2022; currently on view at Chrysler Museum of Art through Oct. 3, 2021. The catalog is available at the Museum or through Yale University Press ..read more
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Celebrating the vast career of Raphael Montañez Ortiz, El Museo del Barrio founder
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by Andrea Kirsh
1y ago
Andrea Kirsh reviews the first monograph on career of Raphael Montañez Ortiz- artist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio in New York City. Andrea says that before this book was published, art historians failed to document Montañez Ortiz's diverse, inquisitive, and dynamic career ..read more
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