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Henry Taylor: B Side
DELMONICO BOOKS/THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES
The official catalog accompanying the major retrospective at MoCA LA: Henry Taylor creates a grand pageant of contemporary Black life in America
Clth, 9 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 191 color. | 11/1/2022 | In stock
Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2014 | Not available
Published by DelMonico Books/The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Edited by Bennett Simpson. Foreword by Johanna Burton. Text by Wanda Coleman, Karon Davis, Charles Gaines, Harmony Holiday, Bob Kaufman, Walter Price, Bennett Simpson, Frances Stark. Conversation with Henry Taylor, Hamza Walker.
Surveying 30 years of Henry Taylorís work in painting, sculpture and installation, this comprehensive monograph celebrates a Los Angeles artist widely appreciated for his unique aesthetic, social vision and freewheeling experimentation. Taylorís portraits and allegorical tableauxópopulated by friends, family members, strangers on the street, athletic stars and entertainersódisplay flashes of familiarity in their seemingly brash compositions, which nonetheless linger in the imagination with uncanny detail. In his paintings on cigarette packs, cereal boxes and other found supports, Taylor brings his primary medium into the realm of common culture. Similarly, the artistís installations often recode the forms and symbolisms of found materials (bleach bottles, push brooms) to play upon art historical tropes and modernismís appropriations of African or African American culture. Taken together, the various strands of Taylorís practice display a deep observation of Black life in America at the turn of the century, while also inviting a humanist fellowship that pushes outward from the particular.
Raised in Oxnard, California, Henry Taylor (born 1958) took art classes at Oxnard College in the 1980s and studied under James Jarvaise, who became a mentor. From 1984 through 1995 Henry Taylor worked as a psychiatric technician at Camarillo State Mental Hospital (a facility that is now California State University Channel Islands) while concurrently attending the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art degree in 1995. Taylor has had institutional solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1 and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Clth, 9 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 191 color.
Pub Date 11/1/2022
Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 7
ISBN 9781636810560 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $80.00 GBP £50.00
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Published by MoMA PS1.
Text by Laura Hoptman, Naima Keith. Interview by Peter Eleey.
Los Angeles-based artist Henry Taylor (born 1958) applies his brush both to canvas and to unconventional materials--suitcases, crates, cereal boxes, cigarette packs--using everyone and everything around him as source material. While Taylor drew and painted in his youth, he studied art formally only later in life, attending the California Institute of the Arts after working for ten years as a psychiatric nurse at a state hospital. This experience sharpened his interest in, and appreciation for, individuals from all economic and social backgrounds, and encouraged a passion to create an intensely empathetic style of portraiture. Published on the occasion of Taylorís 2012 exhibition at MoMA PS1, where the artist established his New York studio for the duration of the show, the publication explores Taylorís ambitious and deeply humanistic project to present a worldview defined by the people--extraordinary and ordinary--with whom we live.
Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 9/30/2014
Out of stock indefinitely
Catalog: SPRING 2013 p. 113
ISBN 9780984177646 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $54.00 GBP £35.00
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.