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OP WITKIN. Germano Celant. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1995. Organized in association with Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'arte contemporanea, Turin. Published by Scalo Verlag, Zurich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, New York. 272 pp. with 152 ills. (15 col.). 30 x 23 cm. ISBN 1881616207 In English.
Documenting the first major retrospective of Joel-Peter Witkin's controversial photographic oeuvre, this catalogue presents excellent reproductions of 112 images produced from 1975 to 1995 by the well-known American artist (b. 1939), most of the works consisting of nightmarish, elaborately staged portrayals of hermaphrodites, cadavers, and malformed or mutilated individuals. Augmented by a 1976 text in which Witkin discusses the psychological, sexual and religious obsessions mirrored in his work, a lengthy critical essay traces in detail the progression of the artist's career and examines his use of grotesque and transgressive images as vehicles for the expression of a transcendent vision of carnality and spirituality.
Artist(s):Witkin, Joel-Peter
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Photography
Plans: 01,05,07,08,13,15,17,20,22,25
Worldwide Number: 025160
Hardcover Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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