By (author) Helaine Posner
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Kiki Smith by Helaine Posner
Book DescriptionThrough her explorations of the human body and the natural world, Kiki Smith has confronted in her art the most urgent social and spiritual issues of our day. Direct and accessible, Smith's expressive art engages social and cultural issues in a sometimes viscerally disturbing way. In her recent work, Smith has extended these themes, incorporating rites of passage and cycles of life, death, and rebirth through an iconography of animal, human, and fairy tale imagery. Helaine Posner's monograph is a comprehensive survey of Smith's work in installation, sculpture, and graphic media.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580931618
(305mm x 240mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Monacelli Press
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Helaine Posner
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Long overdue, this monograph on the groundbreaking artist Louise Fishman pays tribute to her achievements and the unapologetically emotional cadences of her abstract paintings.
Reckoning, Paperback (September 2013)
The authors of After the Revolution return with an incisive study of the work of contemporary women artists.
After the Revolution, Paperback (January 2013)
Now available as a revised and fully updated edition, this book examines the rise of women artists in the late twentieth century, viewed through the work of twelve key figures.
Lorna Simpson, Hardback (April 2006)» View all books by Helaine Posner
One of the leading African-American artists of her generation, Lorna Simpson first became well known in the mid-1980s with large-scale photographs examining racial and gender identity. The shadowy, foreboding atmosphere of these works suggests still images from film noir subjects, and they depict urban locales.
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Author Biography - Helaine Posner
Helaine Posner, adjunct curator at the American Federation of Arts, has organized several exhibitions of Kiki Smith's work. Posner is the author of "Kiki Smith: Telling Tales," which accompanies an exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York. Christopher Lyon is an editor and writer specializing in contemporary art.
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