Kiki Smith by Helaine Posner
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Kiki Smith
By Helaine Posner

Kiki Smith

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Kiki Smith by Helaine Posner

Book Description

Through 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 Details

ISBN: 9781580931618
ISBN-10: 1580931618
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 240mm x 33mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Monacelli Press
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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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