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BALTHUS: A BIOGRAPHY. New edition. Nicholas Fox Weber. Dalkey Archive Press, Champaign, 2013. Original edition published 1999 by Alfred A. Knopf, Random House, Inc. {Worldwide 102190}. Distributed by Columbia University Press, New York. 670 pp. with 133 ills. (16 col.). 24 x 16 cm. LC 2013-33516 ISBN 9781564789921 In English.
This edition includes a new preface by the author. Publisher's description: This is the first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliant, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The artist's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in a book that derives its immediacy from the author's long and intense conversations with Balthus himself -- who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer -- as well as Weber's interviews with the painter's closest associates.
Artist(s):Balthus
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Painting, (Auto)Biography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 159925
Paperbound $24.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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