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New York Painting

New York City has served as the inspiration to some of the most spectacular moments in painting. With a storied history in the arts, the city stormed the international art world in the 1950s with Jackson Pollack and the New York School of abstract expressionism. In the 1960s, Andy Warhol’s Factory brought pop art to worldwide attention. And an equally seismic shift is underway with a new generation of promising contemporary painters.

New York Painting presents eleven of the most cutting-edge painters associated with the city’s vibrant art scene. What characterizes the current generation of artists is a plurality of styles and forms that range from the wild post-pop paintings of Eddie Martinez, to the experimental works of Matt Connors to the neo-conceptual approaches Antek Walczac and Ned Vena. Without prioritizing any particular artist or style, the book documents the current rich variety of the medium of painting, which has risen in the past few decades beyond ideological battles to play an important role once again in the city’s contemporary art scene. With one hundred full-color illustrations, the book also includes works by Joe Bradley, Elizabeth Cooper, Jeff Elrod, Amy Feldman, Ross Iannatti, Ruth Root, and Ryan Sullivan.

180 pages | 100 color plates | 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 | © 2015

Art: Art--General Studies


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Table of Contents

Foreword - Stephan Berg

Painting as Pictorial Art New York Painting in the 21st Century - Christoph Schreier

Optics - Richard Shiff

Joe Bradley
Matt Connors
Elizabeth Cooper
Jeff Elrod
Amy Feldman
Ross Iannatti
Eddie Martinez
Ruth Root
Ryan Sullivan
Ned Vena
Antek Walczak

List of Works

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