Published by Richter Verlag.
Edited by Roland Wäspe. Text by Rolf Ricke, Christa Hausler.
The American painter Richard Allen Morris has long been championed by other artists of his generation, among them John Baldessari and David Reed. This beautifully produced volume spans from 1960-2005.
Hardback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 94 pgs / 101 color.
Pub Date 8/1/2008
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 146
ISBN 9783937572819 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50
Published by Kerber.
Essays by John Baldessari, Martin Henatsch and Siri Hustvedt.
After almost five decades of painting in the relative wilderness of San Diego, Richard Allen Morris has suddenly become a deserved art-world darling. Long admired by fellow West Coast artists like John Baldessari and East Coasters like David Reed, Morris has displayed a restless engagement with Abstract Expressionism over his long career, from early, large, blown-up-to-abstraction riffs on Giotto and Toulouse-Lautrec to his more recent, typing-paper-size works that show him to be a virtuoso colorist. One recurring motif has been guns, altered or colored or even “disarmed” of representation and often made comic by this distortion. This comprehensive collection includes essays by Baldessari and the novelist and poet Siri Hustvedt, who curated Morris's first-ever New York show in April 2004.
Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 176 pgs / 147 color / 10 bw.
Pub Date 8/15/2005
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 155
ISBN 9783936646962 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $40.00