CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENTS

PUBLISHER
National Portrait Gallery

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 240 pgs / 150 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 17   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781855144163 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

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.

  

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

21st-Century Portraits

Introduction by Sarah Howgate, Sandy Nairne. Foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon.

21st-Century PortraitsWith over 150 illustrations by 50 artists, 21st-Century Portraits explores new developments in the representation of the human form and face as well as the continuing appeal of commissioned portraiture. The selection of portraits features cutting-edge new work from the international art community, and reflects an increasing interest in identity worldwide. Organized thematically, the book examines seven key strands of portraiture: Observational Portraits; Self-Portraits; Commissioned and Celebrity Portraits; Social Portraits; Geopolitics and National Identity; The Body; and Re-invented Portraits. The artists and photographers featured are Marina Abramovi´c, Francis Alÿs, Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Rineke Dijkstra, Milena Dragicevic, Marlene Dumas, Lucian Freud, Shadi Ghadirian, Antony Gormley, Zhang Huan, Chantal Joffe, Michael Landy, Annie Leibovitz, Hew Locke, Steve McQueen, Oscar Muñoz, Shirin Neshat, Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn, Gerhard Richter, Boo Ritson, Jenny Saville, Thomas Struth, Tomoaki Suzuki, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gavin Turk, Gillian Wearing and Bettina von Zwehl. With a foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon and an essay by Sandy Nairne (Director of the National Portrait Gallery) and Sarah Howgate (Curator of Contemporary Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery) that locates contemporary portraiture within a historic tradition, 21st-Century Portraits examines current trends, showcasing the wide range of media used by today’s artists. The book also includes an extensive list of suggested further reading.

Featured image, "Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid" (2008), a wall-mounted LCD screen with integrated software by Michael Craig-Martin, is reproduced from 21st-Century Portraits.

21st-Century Portraits

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/18/2014

21st-Century Portraits

21st-Century Portraits

Dawn Mellor's 2007 oil painting, "Morrissey," is reproduced from the National Portrait Gallery's smart new survey, 21st Century Portraits. Essayist Jo Higgins writes, "If tabloid magazines could paint, their garish and sometimes cruel editorials would probably look like the portraits of celebrities that have appeared in Dawn Mellor's ongoing Vile Affections series (2007–). No one is spared Mellor's caustic treatment, as politicians, film stars, world leaders and even the occasional feminist theorist are brutally misrepresented—disfigured, mutilated, sexualized and parodied with the enthusiasm of an overzealous fan. Punctured with paintbrushes as if shot from a bow, the singer Morrissey, quiff still intact, spouts blood from his head and torso like a grim firework, while former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher emerges as if from the mines, the 'strike' on her forehead an ambiguous violent entreaty… Despite the violence inflicted upon them, there exists a mawkish empathy towards her subjects, and Mellor has said that the real object of her disillusion is not the celebrity, but the media machinations that surround them." continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ART

Art of the Twentieth Century, Box Set

ART OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, BOX SET

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222240
USD $240.00
| CAN $315

Pub Date: 10/21/2014
Active | In stock


Good Dreams, Bad Dreams

GOOD DREAMS, BAD DREAMS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857232386
USD $65.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 2/21/2017
Active | In stock


Food

FOOD

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857224985
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 5/19/2015
Active | In stock


Lights On

LIGHTS ON

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861307926
USD $45.00
| CAN $57.5

Pub Date: 4/14/2009
Active | In stock


Art on the Cutting Edge

ART ON THE CUTTING EDGE

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788881187409
USD $29.95
| CAN $37.5

Pub Date: 7/1/2001
Active | In stock


Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others

SOME PIGEONS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784655
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 12/15/2015
Active | In stock


All You Need Is Love

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857233574
USD $45.00
| CAN $57.5

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Active | In stock


Public Collectors

PUBLIC COLLECTORS

INVENTORY PRESS

ISBN: 9781941753026
USD $28.00
| CAN $38.5 UK £ 25

Pub Date: 11/1/2014
Active | In stock


Street Art, Fine Art

STREET ART, FINE ART

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956404190
USD $64.95
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 8/15/2014
Active | In stock


Street Art, Fine Art

STREET ART, FINE ART

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956404190
USD $64.95
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 8/15/2014
Active | In stock


Street Art, Fine Art

STREET ART, FINE ART

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956873859
USD $30.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 1/15/2016
Active | In stock


Street Art, Book Art

STREET ART, BOOK ART

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956873866
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.5

Pub Date: 3/15/2017
Active | In stock