Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Larry Stanton : Painting and Drawing Paperback – 1986

4 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Paperback, 1986
"Please retry"

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: California: Twelvetrees Press, (1986)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OV7OV8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 27, 2012
The effects of AIDS on the artists of the world has been extensively reported. This well constructed volume was published by Twelvetrees Press in 1986, two years after the premature death of a young would-be artist, is more an elegy to the many lost souls than it is a tribute to unknown artist Larry Stanton. The aspect of the book that gives it credibility is the presence of essays by Stanton's friends Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Tim Dlugos.

According to the notes about Stanton, `Larry Stanton was a portraitist. He was always drawing people. He didn't exhibit much. Like most portraitists he was shy about showing his work, the worry about 'likeness' always seems to intervene. A kind of naive notion that the portrait IS them seems to take place. Larry struggled with this and slowly his struggle was beginning to bear fruit, a fact which is visible in the selection of his drawings and paintings reproduced here.'

Larry Stanton lived and painted in Manhattan until he died of AIDS at the age of 37 in 1984. His subject matter focused on his friends, family, and young men he met, often in gay bars. His portraits provide an eye on a generation of young men just as the AIDS scourge was preparing to wipe many of them out. His best work came from the short period beginning in 1981, after he recovered from a psychotic episode for which he was briefly institutionalized and, in which, alcohol and the death of his Mother played a significant role. When he returned to his work, he found in it a new commitment that became all engrossing. In NYC's Greenwich Village, he became a familiar sight, starting every day in the early afternoon, drinking coffee at the same spot while balancing his sketchbook and drawing someone who caught his eye.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse