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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Basquiat's first dealer, Annina Nosei, kept him in the basement of her gallery
turning out canvases — now esteemed as "early Basquiats," to distinguish them
from the less sought- after "late Basquiats" of three years later — which she sold ...
One can see why Baudrillard's efforts to reconcile the fetishism of high price with
the phantom of radicalism have made him so popular — the art dealer's
intellectual, as it were. His effort to collapse all cultural meaning into mere
Although the informed art audience was deeply interested in art prices, the idea
of using art as a form of investment was unknown in the eighteenth century and
barely even mooted, except among a few picture- dealers, in the nineteenth.
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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
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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