Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Paula van den Bosch, Angelika Nollert. Text by Dominic van den Boogerd, Mary Heilmann.
With this substantial volume, the much loved New York painter Mary Heilmann (born 1940) receives a monograph worthy of her influential ouevre. Perennially tagged an artist’s artist, Heilmann paints as though unencumbered by precedent or influence, brazenly delighting in bright color, strong gesture, all laced with a palpable sense of play, warmth and fun. Her inspiring knack for insouciant gestures embody what critic Dave Hickey, speaking of her work, called “the surfer’s ethic of finding the moment to fall and never trying too hard to save your life.” Cubist clutter, Constructivist rigor, Abstract Expressionist splatter and Color Field glow all play a part in her approach, which nonetheless is always immediately recognizable as her own. This volume, which accompanies her 2012–13 major touring European retrospective, is the largest appraisal of her work yet published.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Matthias Herrmann and Martin Prinzhorn.
Featuring 30 of Heilmann's works from the late 70s to the present, including paintings, ceramic pictures, and a series of specially designed wooden chairs with colorfully woven seats. Throughout, Heilmann's particular way of dealing with abstract paintings becomes evident. Dedicated to Pat Hearn and Colin de Land.
PUBLISHER WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 11.75 in. / 84 pgs / 38 color / 8 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 11/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883757483SDNR30 LIST PRICE: $26.00 CDN $30.00
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In tandem with new shows and increased interest in American painter Mary Heilmann comes this artist's book. Mary Heilmann, a West Coast artist who relocated to New York in the 1990s, paints bright, abstract canvases that have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Next year, she is part of a group exhibition looking at artists working in the 1980s, which begins at MCA Chicago and travels to the Walker and ICA Boston. Heilmann's works can be found in major American museum collections, such as SF MOMA, New Museum, the Whitney and AIC. This small, intensely readable book brings together Heilmann's ideas, influences, sources and interpretations; it is the latest in the annual Kienbaum Artists Book series, a joint venture of Cologne-based industrialist Jochen Kienbaum and Snoeck publishers.
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PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783864420030RETAIL LIST PRICE: $26.20 CDN $26.20