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ZEICHEN & WUNDER: NIKO PIROSMANI (1862-1918) UND DIE KUNST DER GEGENWART/SIGNS & WONDERS: NIKO PIROSMANI (1862-1918) AND RECENT ART. Ed. by Bice Curiger. Kunsthaus, Zurich, 1995. Organized in association with Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela. Published by Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern. 204 pp. with 89 ills. (70 col.). 29 x 24 cm. LC 96-133904 ISBN 3893227105 Bilingual in German and English.
Highlighting the achievements of a once celebrated turn-of-the-century Russian naive painter and exploring the relationship of his singular oeuvre to current art, this catalogue presents full-page reproductions of 30 boldly rendered portraits, depictions of animals and studies of village scenes by Pirosmanasvili along with illustrations of some 35 diverse paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and installations produced chiefly in the 1990s by Kabakov, Polke, Sherman, Fischli and Weiss, Gober, Hirst, Kelley, Koons, Oursler and twelve other international artists and teams. Six essays include a chronicle of Pirosmanasvili's career as an itinerant painter in Georgian Russia, a brief examination of his compositions in the context of traditional icon painting, and discussions exploring evocations of the "miraculous" in Pirosmanasvili's works and those of the featured contemporary artists.
Artist(s):Pirosmanasvili, Niko
Indexing: Western, Europe — Russia/Soviet Union/Commonwealth — 1900-1945 — Painting — Naive/Folk/Outsider Art
Plans: 02,03
Worldwide Number: 025235
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