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Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn
Edited by Joseph Constable, Rebecca Lewin. Text by Andrea Bowers, Michael Govan, Juan A. Gaitán, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Marie Heilich, Matt Mullican, Yana Peel, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The first monograph on Los Angeles legend Luchita Hurtado, whose colorful, surrealist paintings are now garnering recognition after decades on the fringes
At 98 years old, Luchita Hurtado (born 1929) is finally gaining mainstream recognition for the bright, geometric patterns and the surrealist nature scenes of her virbant paintings, but the Venezuela-born, California-based artist is no stranger to the art world. Though she once rubbed elbows with the likes of Frida Kahlo and Marcel Duchamp early on in her career, Hurtado now has the spotlight to herself, with solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and London, and this very first comprehensive, fully illustrated monograph detailing her artistic process and the prolific output of work from throughout her career.
In addition to reproductions of Hurtado's strikingly contemporary drawings and paintings, Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn also includes a series of vignettes penned by Hurtado's son, the artist Matt Mullican, as well as an interview between the artist and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
"Untitled" (1966) is reproduced from 'Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn.'
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
For years, Hurtado worked quietly, even if prolifically. At 98 years old, she’s getting her due at the Serpentine Gallery.
Yxta Maya Murray
The art of Luchita Hurtado [...] teaches us that, whether just standing in our living rooms or wandering aimlessly around the kitchen, we are as alive as we will ever be—that every passing moment is an opportunity to reach for the sublime.
Shana Nys Dambrot
Honoring the fascinating life of painter Luchita Hurtado (1920–2020), this is an intimate portrait in her own words and extensive material from her studio’s archive. Hurtado’s story spans from Venezuela to New York, California to New Mexico and follows her friendships with renowned artists and intellectuals – from the Mexican muralists, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray.
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.
FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/9/2020
Featured portrait, made by Oresti Tsonopoulos of artist Luchita Hurtado in her studio in 2019, is reproduced from I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn, the beautiful, clothbound first-major-monograph on the 99-year-old Venezuela-born, California-based painter who is finally getting the recognition she has long deserved. A book that sold out immediately upon its first release in the Spring 2020 season, this essential 256-page volume includes 137 reproductions, an in-depth interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, wonderful texts by a host of other curators, artists and art historians, and a poetic tribute to "the invisible parts of life" by Hurtado's son, the artist Matt Mullican. "Life with my mother has always been enlightening," he concludes. "She has always engaged us in a world that lays beyond the world that we see around us." continue to blog
HAUSER & WIRTH PUBLISHERS
USD $55.00 | CAN $77
Pub Date: 2/23/2021
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