Balthus: A Biography by Nicholas Fox WeberBalthus: A Biography by Nicholas Fox Weber

Balthus: A Biography

byNicholas Fox Weber

Perfect | April 5, 2014

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This is the first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time: the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola, whose brilliant, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. Balthus's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in this book that derives its immediacy from Nicholas Fox Weber's long and intense conversations with Balthus himself-who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer-as well as Weber's interviews with the artist's closest associates. This biography was first published by Knopf in 1999 and is now available for the first time from Dalkey Archive Press.
Nicholas Fox Weber was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from Columbia College and Yale University. He has curated retrospectives of the work of Josef Albers and Anni Albers, and is the director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He is the author of twelve previous books. He lives in Bethany, Connecticut, and Paris.
Title:Balthus: A BiographyFormat:PerfectDimensions:644 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 2 inPublished:April 5, 2014Publisher:Dalkey Archive PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1564789926

ISBN - 13:9781564789921


Editorial Reviews

Probing the inner man and his work, the author partially explains the mystique that has surrounded this critically acclaimed and self-invented painter whose surreal, sexually charged images are both disturbing and haunting.Library Journal