April 25, 2010

Lives of the Artists - Calvin Tomkins

This is a great book if you want to find out more about  the contemporary art world. The artists portrayed here are all modern (and living) conceptual and/or abstract artists. Calvin lets us know particular things about the artists life, career, atelie, ideology. You feel compeled to search more as the life of an artist is totally relevant to an understanding of his or her work.

There are 10 artists which include: Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman, Julian Schnabel, Richard Serra, James Turrell, Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and John Currin.

I read this book really fast during my traffic hours. This is a rich and resourceful book. I liked it!

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