20TH CENTURY MOVEMENTS

PUBLISHER
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 12 in. / 160 pgs / 104 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 26   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780870707094 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95

AVAILABILITY
Not available

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

New York
The Museum of Modern Art, 3/4/07-6/11/07

BROWSE THE 2022 FALL CATALOG

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link

Preview our Fall 2022 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making

Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Roxana Marcoci.

In recent years, a number of artists have abstracted images culled from slapstick, comic strips and films, cartoons and animation into a new representational mode to address perplexing issues about war and global conflicts, the loss of innocence and ethnic and cultural stereotyping. From Julie Mehretu’s intricately layered paintings and Arturo Herrera’s psychological collages made of Walt Disney coloring books to Ellen Gallagher’s seductively Minimalist paintings, permeated by “blackface” signs culled from minstrel performances, to Rivane Neuenschwander’s wiped-out cartoon characters, the world of comic abstraction reflects the intensely personal relationship that many contemporary artists maintain with political currents. This publication, which accompanies a Spring 2007 exhibition of the same name at The Museum of Modern Art, presents the first major investigation into this new model of representation. It features recent work by 13 artists and a selection of 30 large-scale works and installations that bridge the rift between abstraction and comics in ways that are at once critical and playful. It also includes a critical essay, interviews with the artists, and a selected exhibition history and bibliography. Features work by Polly Apfelbaum, Inka Essenhigh, Ellen Gallagher, Arturo Herrera, Michel Majerus, Julie Mehretu, Juan Muñoz, Takashi Murakami, Rivane Neuenschwander, Philippe Parreno, Gary Simmons, Franz West and Sue Williams.
Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ART

How Evil Is Pop Art?

HOW EVIL IS POP ART?

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493418
USD $33.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


Speed Limits

SPEED LIMITS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857201757
USD $39.00
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 9/8/2009
Active | In stock


Venice 1948-1986

VENICE 1948-1986

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876247446
USD $65.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 9/5/2006
Active | In stock


Some Aesthetic Decisions

SOME AESTHETIC DECISIONS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857234793
USD $37.50
| CAN $47.5

Pub Date: 10/3/2017
Active | In stock


Virginia Dwan and Dwan Gallery

VIRGINIA DWAN AND DWAN GALLERY

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222493
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 1/10/2017
Active | Out of stock


Hanne Tyrmi

HANNE TYRMI

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222615
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 3/10/2015
Active | In stock


Fault Lines; Art In Germany 1945-1955

FAULT LINES; ART IN GERMANY 1945-1955

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464029
USD $59.95
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 9/3/2007
Active | In stock


Unconcealed: The International Network of Conceptual Artists 1967-77

UNCONCEALED: THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CONCEPTUAL ARTISTS 1967-77

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464173
USD $59.95
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 2/1/2009
Active | In stock


Making & Unmaking

MAKING & UNMAKING

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781909932272
USD $32.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 6/1/2016
Active | In stock


Dancing with myself

DANCING WITH MYSELF

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831729048
USD $49.95
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 44.99

Pub Date: 9/4/2018
Active | In stock


Dawn of a Nation

DAWN OF A NATION

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831729567
USD $45.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 9/4/2018
Active | In stock


Vertigo

VERTIGO

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831726412
USD $40.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 9/5/2017
Active | In stock