Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings by John BaldessariGiorgio Morandi: Late Paintings by John Baldessari

Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings

Contribution byJohn Baldessari

Hardcover | May 23, 2017

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This gorgeously produced monograph focuses on the period during which Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) developed and refined his investigations of serial, reductive and permutational forms and compositions, a body of work that has had a profound influence on 20th-century contemporary art and painting. Included here are four of the ten iconic "yellow cloth paintings," a series featured prominently in the historic 1998 exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and numerous late paintings by the Italian master. Lavishly reproduced, these immersive plates draw attention to the idiosyncratic perspectival and color-driven decisions that give the work its abstract power.
In addition to an essay by art historian Laura Mattioli, founder of the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), the book includes a fantastic array of contributions by contemporary artists, including John Baldessari, Lawrence Carroll, Vija Celmins, Mark Greenwold, Liu Ye, Alexi Worth and Zeng Fanzhi. Each of the artists offers a personal response to Morandi's work, and to the 2015 David Zwirner exhibition this book accompanies. Working in different mediums across many disciplines, this diverse list of contributors is a testament to the reach of Morandi's paintings and their influence on contemporary art.
Title:Giorgio Morandi: Late PaintingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 10.5 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:David Zwirner BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941701566

ISBN - 13:9781941701560

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