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Artists and Prints: Masterworks from MoMA (HC)

Artists and Prints: Masterworks from MoMA (HC)


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Artists and Prints: Masterworks from MoMA (HC)

By Deborah Wye

This volume represents the most comprehensive selection of prints from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art ever published. This collection, which includes illustrated books, was formed over a period of 75 years and is remarkable in scope and breadth, now numbering more than 50,000 works. Such a repository offers a unique opportunity to tell the story of the modern print. Some of the outstanding works included here are lithographed posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, woodcuts by Paul Gauguin and Edvard Munch, German Expressionist prints by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Emil Nolde, and Max Beckmann, landmark etchings by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, and recent work using a variety of techniques, including screen print and lithography, by Jasper Johns, Louise Bourgeois, Georg Baselitz, Elizabeth Murray, Chuck Close, and Damien Hirst, to name a few.

Including 350 color plates, this volume is organized as an unfolding historical narrative with a focus on individual artists. Succinct texts describe each artist's relationship to printmaking within the broad outlines of his or her artistic practice. An introduction presents an overview of the Museum's print collection that reflects the history of the medium in modern art. Another text records the history of the Museum's collection, from its beginning in 1929 to the present. A full checklist of the works included bibliographical references on the artists. The volume ends with a general bibliography, a glossary, and an index of publishers and printers.

More than 200 prints are presented, by such modern masters as Hans Arp, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Georges Braque, Vija Celmins, Paul Cézanne, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Sonia Delaunay-Terk, Marcel Duchamp, Helen Frankenthaler, Lucian Freud, Robert Gober, Natalia Goncharova, Peter Halley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Vasily Kandinsky, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Fernand Léger, Sol LeWitt, Elizabeth Murray, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, Emily Nolde, Chris Ofili, Sigmar Polke, Martin Puryear, Robert Rauschenberg, Odilon Redon, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Susan Rothenberg, Kurt Schwitters, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, Frank Stella, Richard Tuttle and Kara Walker.

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Product Specs

Size 9.5 x 11"
Published 2004
ISBN 0870701258
Pages 288