Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artists
The most controversial art critic in America--author of the bestselling The Fatal Shore and The Shock of the New--looks with love and loathing, wit and authority, at art and artists from the past to the present. Hughes evokes and defines the essences, works and worlds of a wide range of artists.
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... Melamid 279 Howard Hodgkin 281 Louise Bourgeois 285 Philip Pearlstein
287 Robert Motherwell 290 Sandro Chia 294 Malcolm Morley 296 Julian
Schnabel 299 Jean-Michel Basquiat: Requiem for a Featherweight 308 Willem
de Kooning ...
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 the
common run of graffiti art: ... Jean-Michel Basquiat: Requiem for a Featherweight /
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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
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Limited preview - 2005