Published by Chrysler Museum of Art/Grey Art Gallery/Lyon Artbooks. Edited by Amy Brandt. Foreword by Erik H. Neil, Lynn Gumpert. Text by Amy Brandt, et al.
This volume is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi (1950--90), a revered photographer and performance artist of the 1980s. Reproducing more than 100 works by Tseng from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, and including archival materials from his commissions for the Soho Weekly News, the book presents Tseng's best-known self-portrait series, East Meets West, as well as lesser--known works, plus portraits of his friends Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, among others.
PUBLISHER Chrysler Museum of Art/Grey Art Gallery/Lyon Artbooks
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 178 pgs / 35 color / 95 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 4/28/2015 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 137
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780692338674TRADE List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50 GBP £50.00
Published by Paul Kasmin Gallery. Text by Dan Cameron, Kenny Scharf, Muna Tseng, Lilly Wei.
This handsome volume features 100 works from Tseng Kwong Chi's pioneering series of large-scale black-and-white self-portraits, produced from 1979 to 1989, many of which have never been published. The son of exiled Chinese nationalists, Kwong Chi was part of a 1980s New York circle that included Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Cindy Sherman. His ironic portraits of himself posed in a Mao suit--with a visitor badge reading SLUTFORART in front of American tourist destinations--found their way to Communist China through Western magazines smuggled into the country in the 1980s, greatly influencing China's avant-garde. Ann Magnuson, a ubiquitous downtown performer in the 80s, mused, "Just who is this visitor from that forbidden land, who is both tasting the fruits of American freedom and slyly satirizing our home of the brave?"
PUBLISHER Paul Kasmin Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 10.75 x 10.75 in. / 128 pgs / 100 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 70
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780979416453TRADE List Price: $80.00 CDN $95.00