Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
Essays on art and artists, from Holbein and Caravaggio to contemporaries including Hockney and Schnabel, by the noted Australian expatriate art critic, Robert Hughes. He not only discusses the particular skill of each artist but also addresses matters such as art teaching, art and the marketplace, and art as a social function.
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If any artist may be said to have parodied, not just illustrated, the contemporary-
art boom of the eighties, he was Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died of a heroin
overdose in New York last August at the age of twenty-seven. A few years ago,
an art ...
Likewise, Basquiat's paintings — when they appeared in 1981 at P.S. 1, in a
sprawling survey called "New York / New Wave" — were clearly better than ...
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Requiem for a Featherweight / 309 Requiem for a
All this gunk rolled into a sticky ball around Basquiat's tiny talent and produced a
reputation. It may survive, or it may not. If it does, it will ... Ricard of Artforum. "
Ricard is hysterical. . . . Jean-Michel Basquiat: Requiem for a Featherweight / 311
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes must be one of the finest users of language at work in the field of art criticism. His comments, whether you agree with them or not, are always a joy to read. Read full review
Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artistsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and ... Read full review