This weekend, an astonishing exhibition of Austrian painter Maria Lassnig's self-portraiture will be on view at MoMA PS1 in Queens. ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 has rare copies of Lassnig's 'The Location of Pictures.' Our own Aliyah Taylor contributes a post. read the full post
Published by Koenig Books. Text by Silvia Eiblmayr, Maria Lassnig, Laurence Rassel.
Focusing on Maria Lassnig's (1919-2014) elaborations of the self-portrait and her exploration of her personal relations with the object, the animal and the machine, Works, Diaries & Writings includes work made by the artist from 1942 up until shortly before her death in 2014 at age 94. As an artist, Lassnig was preoccupied with a relentless self-questioning that she continued throughout her life. Her painting aimed at "body awareness," an effort to represent on canvas how her body felt to her from the inside. Her self-portraits were frequently expressed in traumatic, surrealistic forms that merged the human figure with the animal and the machine. This new volume presents 45 of Lassnig's paintings alongside a selection of her watercolors, videos, letters, photographs, drawings, writings (including from the artist's diaries) and archival material.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Günther Holler-Schuster, Peter Pakesch. Text by Gottfried Boehm, Silvia Eiblmayr, Oswald Wiener, Peter Pakesch, Günther Holler-Schuster.
The Location of Pictures follows the career of Vienna-based painter Maria Lassnig (born 1919), long famed for her colorful explorations of the human figure. It includes previously unseen examples from all periods, tracing the developments in her painting between abstract expressionism and recent figuration.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Julia Friedrich. Text by Elisabeth Bronfen, Julia Friedrich, Oswald Wiener.
There are few enough female artists who have maintained an international reputation across the entire second half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, but fortunately the Austrian painter Maria Lassnig (born 1919) is one of them. Lassnig has painted and drawn for over 60 years, and the freshness of her work only increases as she continues to give body (or bodies) to her emotions--sometimes seriously, sometimes humorously--on canvas and on paper. In the Mirror of Possibilities focuses on her very personal drawings and watercolors, from early drawings of the 1940s and her "body sensation drawings," to the New York animations and the more painterly forms found in her watercolors of the 1980s and 1990s. But the bulk of this volume is devoted to Lassnig's most recent works, in which the artist combines simple pencil drawing with strangely lurid backgrounds, advancing her admirable will to reconstrue the body by means of art.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Julia Peyton-Jones. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Born in 1919, Viennese artist Maria Lassnig--who coined the phrase "body-awareness painting"--uses bold forms and strong colors to create portraits and semi-figurative abstractions. This volume, with texts by Robert Storr, Jennifer Higgie and Paul McCarthy, includes a selection of sensational, fresh and vibrant works from the last three years.