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The Pictures Generation

The Pictures Generation

In 1977, curator and critic Douglas Crimp organized a groundbreaking exhibition of rising American artists whose work in photography, film, video and performance cracked wise and appropriated from existing media imagery. The show, mounted at the influential downtown alternative gallery, Artist’s Space, featured Robert Longo, Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Troy Brauntuch and Philip Smith. It was called, simply, Pictures. Subsequently, many of the most important and challenging artists of the era—including John Baldessari, Dara Birnbaum, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Thomas Lawson, Matt Mullican, Richard Prince, David Salle, Laurie Simmons, Cindy Sherman, Michael Smith and James Welling—were added to the loose-knit group now known as the "Pictures Generation."

The Pictures Generation

Louise Lawler's "Why Pictures Now" from The Last Picture Show, Walker Art Center.

"For every photographer who clamors to make it as an artist, there is an artist running a grave risk of turning into a photographer."

Artforum, 1976

The Pictures Generation: Key Exhibition Catalogs & Books

Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 264 pgs / 153 color / 102 bw. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708121 | $60.00


James Casebere: Works 1975-2010
James Casebere: Works 1975-2010
DAMIANI

Clth, 11.5 x 12 in. / 316 pgs / 260 color. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788862081863 | $80.00


James Welling: Glass House
James Welling: Glass House
DAMIANI

Hbk, 13 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 45 color. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788862081610 | $50.00


Sherrie Levine: Pairs and Posses
Sherrie Levine: Pairs and Posses
HATJE CANTZ

Clth, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 96 pgs / 25 color. | 2/28/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775727754 | $45.00


Jack Goldstein
Jack Goldstein
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 204 pgs / 150 color / 20 bw. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783865606969 | $64.00


Troy Brauntuch
Troy Brauntuch
JRP|RINGIER

Clth, 11 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 100 color. | 7/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783905770810 | $80.00


Douglas Blau
Douglas Blau
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA

Pbk, 10 x 8.5 in. / 88 pgs / 50 color. | 2/1/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9780884541158 | $30.00


Louise Lawler: The Tremaine Pictures 1984-2007
Louise Lawler: The Tremaine Pictures 1984-2007
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 108 pgs / 40 color / 20 bw. | 3/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783905829037 | $25.00


John Baldessari: Music
John Baldessari: Music
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 82 color / 73 bw. | 1/15/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783865602480 | $48.00


Laurie Simmons: Color Coordinated Interiors 1983
Laurie Simmons: Color Coordinated Interiors 1983
SKARSTEDT FINE ART

Hardcover, 8 x 10 in. / 56 pgs / 21 color. | 6/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9780970909060 | $30.00


James Welling: Flowers
James Welling: Flowers
DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 64 pgs/ 31 color. | 6/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780976913689 | $50.00


Richard Prince
Richard Prince
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Hardcover, 8 x 11 in. / 368 pgs / 438 color. | 10/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9780892073634 | $60.00


John Baldessari: Prima Facie
John Baldessari: Prima Facie
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hardcover, 6.5 x 12.25 in. / 44 pgs / 16 color. | 2/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865600882 | $35.00


Real Life Magazine: Selected Writing and Projects 1979-1994
Real Life Magazine: Selected Writing and Projects 1979-1994
PRIMARY INFORMATION

Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 288 pgs / 184 bw. | 6/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9780978869700 | $30.00


Richard Prince: Jokes and Cartoons
Richard Prince: Jokes and Cartoons
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 216 pgs / 107 color. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783905701838 | $35.00


Laurie Simmons: In And Around The House
Laurie Simmons: In And Around The House
CAROLINA NITSCH EDITIONS

Hardcover, 11.5 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs. | 8/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780974066608 | $39.95


The Last Picture Show
The Last Picture Show
WALKER ART CENTER

Hardcover, 8 x 10.5 in. / 304 pgs / 160 color. | 11/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780935640762 | $44.95


Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 164 pgs / 69 duotone. | 10/2/2003 | In stock
ISBN 9780870705076 | $45.00


Laurie Simmons: Photographs 1978/79
Laurie Simmons: Photographs 1978/79
SKARSTEDT FINE ART

Clothbound, 9 x 8 in. / 71 pgs / 47 color. | 3/2/2003 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780970909039 | $30.00


James Casebere
James Casebere
CHARTA

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 48 color / 15 bw / 49 duotone. | 8/2/2001 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881583157 | $49.95


James Casebere
James Casebere
CHARTA

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 48 color / 15 bw / 49 duotone. | 8/2/2001 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881583157 | $49.95






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