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UMWEG MODERNE/MODERN DETOUR: R.M. FISCHER, PETER HALLEY, LAURIE SIMMONS. Wiener Secession, Vienna, 1990. 66 pp. with 27 ills. (20 col., one foldout). 25 x 24 cm. ISBN 3900803323 In German; prefatory texts and two essays also in English.
Highlights works selected to represent New York art of the 1980s, including elaborate mechanistic sculptures in the forms of lamps and fountains by Fischer (b. 1947), vivid geometric abstractions painted by Halley (b. 1953), and "portraits" by photographer Simmons (b. 1949) of small pastries and perfume bottles mounted on doll-like plastic legs. Two critical essays provide detailed discussions of the works as reflections of a transition in American cultural history and as embodiments of postmodern art's ambivalent relationship with modernism.
Artist(s):Fischer, R.M; Halley, Peter; Simmons, Laurie
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053825
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