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  • ALLAI
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    This catalogue of an exhibition held at Gagosian Gallery, New York, highlights the critical three-year period, 1983-1985, in the last decade of de Kooning's long career, during which he radically transformed his style. The paintings in this catalogue were selected by John Elderfield, curator of the widely acclaimed, full-scale retrospective of de Kooning's work held at MoMA in 2011-12. Of the works of this period, Elderfield observed: De Kooning truly reinvented himself in these extraordinary canvases. They remain not only spatially complex, but also extremely physical pictures, both visually open and densely embodied. Elderfield's essay discusses ten themes in de Kooning's work specific to these paintings. The book also includes texts by five painters reflecting on de Kooning's late works.
  • AWXEP
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    Showcasing eighteen of Frankenthaler s paintings, dating from 1962 to 1987, this beautiful book highlights the diverse relationship between drawing and painting evident in the artist s work. The book includes colour plates of all 18 works, as well as nine double-page spread details. Never-before-published documentary material appears throughout new and insightful texts by John Elderfield, Francine Prose, and Carol Armstrong. This book accompanies the 2016 exhibition of Frankenthaler s work at Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills.
  • BKPPD
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    A major new study of the portraiture of one of the most important artists of the nineteenth century Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) may be best known for his landscapes, but he also painted some 160 portraits throughout his exceptional career. This major work establishes portraiture as an essential practice for Cezanne, from his earliest self-portraits in the 1860s; to his famous depictions of figures including his wife Hortense Fiquet, the writer Emile Zola, and the art dealer Ambrose Vollard; and concluding with a poignant series of portraits of his gardener Vallier, made shortly before Cezanne's death. Featured essays by leading experts explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cezanne's portraits. The authors address the artist's creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject, as well as the role of self-portraiture for Cezanne. They investigate the chronological evolution of his portrait work, with an examination of the changes that occurred within his artistic style and method, and in his understanding of resemblance and identity. They also consider the extent to which particular sitters influenced the characteristics and development of Cezanne's practice. Beautifully illustrated with works of art drawn from public and private collections around the world, Cezanne Portraits presents an astonishingly broad range of images that reveal the most personal and human qualities of this remarkable artist. Exhibition Schedule: Musee d'Orsay, Paris (June 13 to September 24, 2017) National Portrait Gallery, London (October 26, 2017 to February 11, 2018) National Gallery of Art, Washington (March 25 to July 1, 2018)
  • BMDRI
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    Showcasing fourteen of Helen Frankenthaler s paintings, dating from 1959 through 1962, and two earlier works on paper, this beautiful book highlights a radical and lesser-known body of works unique within the artist s oeuvre. The book includes colour plates of all sixteen works, as well as four single-page and seven double-page spread details. Never before and rarely published documentary photographs appear throughout the book, along with a new and insightful text by John Elderfield. This book accompanies the 2017 exhibition of Frankenthaler s work at Gagosian Paris.
  • BKGHA
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    Th is book, like the exhibition it accompanies, looks at the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cezanne's portraiture practice, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject . The chronological development of the artist's portraiture is also explored , with an examinat ion of the changes that occurred with respect to his style and method, on the one hand, and his understanding of resemblance and identity, on the other . Th e extent to which particular sitters inflected the characteristics and development of his practice is also considered . Cezanne Portraits features works that mutually inform each other to reveal arguably the most personal , and therefore most human, aspect of his art, and one that has hitherto received surprisingly little attention. They range from Cezanne's earliest surviving self - portraits , dating from the 1860s, through to his final portraits of Vallier, the gardener at his hou se near Aix - en - Provence, made shortly before the artist's death in 1906. Exhibition curator John Elderfield contributes an illuminating introductory essay on Cezanne's portraiture, while the artist's biographer, the late Alex Danchev, provides an informative dramatis personae on the sitters featured . The catalogue texts are by John Elderfi eld, Mary Morton and Xavier Rey , and a chronology by Jayne Warman sets the artist's work in the context of his life.