Drawing from The Modern: 3 Volume Set
Essays by Jodi Hauptman, Gary Garrels and Jordan Kantor.
Many of the key achievements in art of the last 125 years have been worked out on paper. From pictorial investigations that expanded the possibilities of vision to the invention of entirely new kinds of media, drawing has been the perfect laboratory for avant-garde experimentation. Drawing from the Modern traces such groundbreaking innovation through the unparalleled holdings of the drawings collection of The Museum of Modern Art. This three-volume set consists of Drawing from the Modern 1880-1945, with work by Kurt Schwitters, Georgia O'Keeffe and Paul Cezanne, among many others; Drawing from the Modern, 1945-1975, with work by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Dan Flavin et al.; and Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005 featuring Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Martin Kippenberger, Kara Walker and Luc Tuymans, to name just a few. Together these three deluxe volumes detail both the blossoming of different art positions on a broad, international scale, and the coming of age of drawing as an independent--and for many artists, primary--mode of expression.