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Contemporary Art in North America


Contemporary Art in North America

£29.95 | $49.95
28 x 23 cm | 11 x 9 in
213 ills | 236 pages
ISBN 9781907317231

Contributors Critical Art Ensemble, Ken Lum, Michael Wilson, et al

The fourth title in Black Dog Publishing’s ARTWORLD series, Contemporary Art in North America showcases the wealth of contemporary art being produced in both the United States and Canada today.

Diverse in content and style, Contemporary Art in North America reflects the expansive area and multiple cultural influences from which the artists’ works are borne. Discussing the highly recognised work and international influence of prominent artists, such as Pennsylvanian born Jeff Koons with his Neo-Geo inspired practice, and New Jersey native Cindy Sherman with her Feminist Conceptual photography, alongside the work of up-and-coming, cutting-edge, contemporary artists working on the continent.

Contemporary Art in North America accurately represents the complexion of the current North American contemporary art scene, highlighting the region’s influence internationally. Profiling around 50 of the USA’s and Canada’s most prolific artists, including Richard Prince, Oscar Tuazon, Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Jeff Wall and Rodney Graham. The work is organised throughout the book in preference of medium and style, and transcending geographical and regional preconceptions. The book includes a specially commissioned introduction by Michael Wilson, putting the work in context, and an appendix which features a variety of seminal essays by esteemed writers, academics and practitioners working in the field.

Beautifully presented, and consistent with the aims and ambition of the ARTWORLD series in general, Contemporary Art in North America is a unique and eye-opening introduction to North American contemporary art, and follows on from Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe, Contemporary Art in Latin America and Contemporary Art in the Middle East.