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Description - pressPLAY by Mark C. Taylor

A personal encounter with 50 of the world's most significant contemporary artists, pressPLAY draws together the full texts of the complete Phaidon interviews with artists since 1995. From highly established artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Alex Katz to midcareer masters such as Fischli and Weiss and Jenny Holzer to the most exciting artists of the current generation such as Maurizio Cattelan and Pipilotti Rist, the artists in pressPLAY work in every variety of media - from painting to video, sculpture to installation. In discussion with key art critics as well as fellow artists, novelists, musicians and theorists, together the players in pressPLAY explain in full what it means to be an artist today.Highlights include veteran painter Vija Celmins and noted sculptor Robert Gober in an intimate discussion on their differing art practices; longtime friends and fellow travellers for decades, Benjamin Buchloh and Lawrence Weiner recall 35 years of work in the definitive, career-long interview for this key conceptual artist; the late Sir Ernst Gombrich in a discussion with the UK's pre-eminent sculptor Antony Gormley, who confesses that it was Gombrich's Story of Art that first inspired him to become an artist; the taciturn, legendary Raymond Pettibon muses on the evolution of his work with noted novelist Dennis Cooper; musician-artist Christian Marclay discusses performance, music and art with Kim Gordon from the legendary rock band Sonic Youth .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714845333
ISBN-10: 0714845337
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 172mm x mm)
Pages: 808
Imprint: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark C. Taylor

50 key art thinkers, including: Benjamin Buchloh (Columbia University, New York); Bice Curiger (Parkett, Zurich, and Tate etc., London); Douglas Crimp (University of Rochester, New York); Donna De Salvo (the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York); Alison Gingeras (Centre George Pompidou, Paris); Isabelle Graw (Texte zur Kunste, Cologne); Molly Nesbit (Barnard College, New York) Amanda Sharp (frieze, London); Nancy Spector (Guggenheim Museum, New York), Robert Storr (New York University, formerly the Museum of Modern Art, New York); as well as one the 20th century's greatest art historians, the late Sir Ernst Gombrich.

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