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Al Taylor: Early Paintings

Text by John Yau. Interview with Stanley Whitney and Billy Sullivan by Mimi Thompson.

"Mendoza" (1980) is reproduced from 'Al Taylor: Early Paintings.'Al Taylor (1948–99) began his studio practice as a painter and although he is more widely known for the three-dimensional works he started making in 1985, throughout his career, regardless of the medium, Taylor’s oeuvre was fundamentally grounded in the formal concerns of painting. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at David Zwirner in spring 2017, this is the first book to focus exclusively on the artist’s works on canvas. Featuring a selection of 26 rarely seen paintings created between 1971 and 1980 that embody the subtleties of reduction and restraint, they nonetheless have hints of the idiosyncratic playfulness that would come to characterize Taylor’s later works. New scholarship by poet and art critic John Yau examines the visual relationships that connect Taylor’s paintings, drawings and sculptural objects, and a conversation conducted by Mimi Thompson between painters Stanley Whitney and Billy Sullivan—all of whom knew Taylor well—provides insight into his reputation as an “artist’s artist.”

"Mendoza" (1980) is reproduced from 'Al Taylor: Early Paintings.'

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Thomas Micchelli

Al Taylor’s painting practice — an undertaking whose success was tied to its degree of artlessness — seemed to court, if not the “death of painting,” then a refutation of the traditional hierarchy that places painting at the top of the heap.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/29/2017

Al Taylor, painter's painter known for his sculpture

Al Taylor, painter's painter known for his sculpture

When Al Taylor died in 1999, the headline of his New York Times obituary read, "Al Taylor, 51, Artist Noted for Quirky Sculpture." Though he was best known for his three-dimensional work, in fact he thought of himself as a painter, and his earliest work was acrylic on canvas. "Untitled" (1974/77) is reproduced from David Zwirner Books' beautiful new monograph, Al Taylor: Early Paintings, which collects works made 1971–1980. Reviewing the exhibition, Hyperallergic's Thomas Miccheli writes, "These Post-Minimal canvases, some of which flirt with hard-edged abstraction while others are almost Motherwell-ish in their painterly elegance, seem to serve more as incubator than backstory to the artist’s subsequent explorations." continue to blog


AL TAYLOR MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Al Taylor: Early Paintings

AL TAYLOR: EARLY PAINTINGS

Text by John Yau. Interview with Stanley Whitney and Billy Sullivan by Mimi Thompson.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

ISBN: 9781941701584 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
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Al Taylor: Pet Stains, Puddles, and Full Gospel Neckless

AL TAYLOR: PET STAINS, PUDDLES, AND FULL GOSPEL NECKLESS

Text by Mimi Thompson.

DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS/STEIDL

ISBN: 9781941701126 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 4/26/2016
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Al Taylor: Prints

AL TAYLOR: PRINTS

Edited by Michael Semff. Text by Debbie Taylor.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775726467 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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Al Taylor: Drawings

AL TAYLOR: DRAWINGS

Essay by Michael Semff.

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783775718097 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 8/15/2006
Out of print | Not Available


Al Taylor

AL TAYLOR

Edited by Jennifer Loh and Debbie Taylor. Essay by Klaus Kertess.

GAGOSIAN GALLERY

ISBN: 9781880154694 | US $20.00

Pub Date: 7/2/2002
Out of print | Not Available




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