PUBLISHER
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 13 in. / 200 pgs / 51 color / 76 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2001

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780970442802 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

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John Wesley: Paintings

1961-2000

Essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Alanna Heiss, Brian O'Doherty.

Accompanying a retrospective at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, this new monograph documents the work of painter John Wesley, covering his entire career from 1961 until today. Wesley is known for his consistency of palette--baby blues and cotton pinks--his use of painted "frames" within his pictures, his early emblem paintings, his cartoon Bumstead works--and ultimately for his representations of an inner erotic voyage where the viewer is both voyager and voyeur. Initially considered in alignment with pop artists of the early 60s, Wesley consistently produced works of such a subtle and subversive nature as to put him in a category of his own. He used the early tools of advertising production--like tracing paper and stock photography--and was the subject of a wide range of influences, from Surrealism to Art Nouveau, from ancient Greek poetry to Matisse. The result is an oeuvre that has challenged and rewarded viewers for forty years.
John Wesley: Paintings

STATUS: Out of print | 4/1/2008

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