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25 WOMEN: ESSAYS ON THEIR ART. Dave Hickey. University of Chicago Press, 2016. 204 pp. with 28 ills. (24 col.). 23 x 24 cm. LC 2015-9740 ISBN 9780226333151 In English.
Publisher's description: Newsweek calls him "exhilarating and deeply engaging." Time Out New York calls him "smart, provocative, and a great writer." Critic Peter Schjeldahl, meanwhile, simply calls him "My hero." There's no one in the art world quite like Dave Hickey -- and a new book of his writing is an event. 25 Women will not disappoint. The book collects Hickey's best and most important writing about female artists from the past twenty years. But this is far more than a compilation: Hickey has revised each essay, bringing them up to date and drawing out common themes. Written in Hickey's trademark style -- accessible, witty, and powerfully illuminating -- 25 Women analyzes the work of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and many others. Hickey discusses their work as work, bringing politics and gender into the discussion only where it seems warranted by the art itself. The resulting book is not only a deep engagement with some of the most influential and innovative contemporary artists, but also a reflection on the life and role of the critic: the decisions, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate throughout their careers in the art world.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — United States — Post-1970 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory — Women Artists
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 167004
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