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Leon Kossoff: From the Early Years, 1957-1967
MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Clth, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 56 pgs / 17 color / 5 bw. | 2/28/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780981457819 | $30.00



Leon Kossoff: Selected Paintings 1956-2000
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 64 pgs / 31 color / 5 bw. | 8/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9788791607042 | $26.00



Leon Kossoff: From the Early Years, 1957-1967Leon Kossoff: From the Early Years, 1957-1967

Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash.
Foreword by Lucy Mitchell-Innes. Text by Al Alvarez.

A key figure in the "School of London"--the group of postwar British figurative painters that included Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon--Leon Kossoff was born in Islington and has lived and worked in London his entire life. Published on the occasion of a rare exhibition of early Kossoff paintings at New York's Mitchell-Innes & Nash gallery, this monograph introduces 12 works, including fine examples of his figure paintings and cityscapes, dating from 1957-1967--most of which have never before been seen in the United States. Kossoff's style is characterized by an impasto surface, built up in frothy layers that evoke emotional tumult. The volume provides such meticulous reproductions of these paintings that the reader is able to get a feel for their unique texture and surface. Also featured is an essay by English cultural critic Al Alvarez, rare photographs of Kossoff in his studio and a biography and timeline of his life and career.

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MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

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Clth, 9.25 x 12.25 in. / 56 pgs / 17 color / 5 bw.

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PUB DATE 2/28/2010
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Leon Kossoff: Selected Paintings 1956-2000Leon Kossoff: Selected Paintings 1956-2000

Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Edited by Michael Juul Holm and Anders Kold. Essay by Anders Kold.

The thronging London of Leon Kossoff's paintings, as well as his figures and portraits, seem at once starkly contemporary and evocative of the post-World War II mood. Even when some 40 years apart, the paintings are always unmistakably his, timeless. A radically old-fashioned artist in many ways, he tries to get as close as he can to what he sees. For Kossoff it all begins with the drawing, and this phase may well last for months or years. Then the painting is completed within a few hours. The struggle with the oils and the actual physical weight of the material serves to unify the subject. As with Giacometti, the visual experience is both a means and an end.

PUBLISHER
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 64 pgs / 31 color / 5 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 8/15/2005
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2005 p. 155   

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STATUS: Out of print | 12/11/2007

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