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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The paintings behaved as they were expected to, whatever the verdict: they
doubled in price, and doubled again, so that by 1978 a large "prime" Rothko from
the fifties would routinely fetch anything between $150,000 and $250,000.
That is why Frank Lloyd could buy a Rothko for $18,000 and, two years later, offer
it to an acquaintance of mine in Paris, Minda de Gunz- burg, for $350,000: in art,
a fair price is what you think you can get. Every dealer observes this rule, ...
Rothko was murdered: "I wish you could publish," Martin informed ARTnews from
her remote fastness in the Southwest, "that I don't believe for a minute that Rothko
committed suicide. Nobody in that state of mind could. He was done in, ...
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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
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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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