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Peter Doig (Contemporary Artists) Paperback – January 1, 2007
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About the Author
Adrian Searle is Chief Art Critic at the Guardian and a regular contributor to the El Cultural supplement of El Mundo, as well as an occasional writer of fiction. He has curated exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery, London, the Serpentine Gallery, London, and Reina Sofia, Madrid. He was an early champion of Peter Doig's work and has written on it extensively.Kitty Scott is Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Formerly Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada (2000-6), Scott has also organized numerous exhibitions as an independent curator, including `Peter Doig' for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2001). Scott is a visiting professor on the Curatorial Practice course at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and has written for such magazines as Canadian Art, Parachute and Parkett. Catherine Grenier is Chief Curator of the Contemporary Collections at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, where she has organized such exhibitions as `Los Angeles 1955-85: Birth of an art capital' (2006), `Big Bang: Creation and destruction in twentieth-century art' (2005-6) and `Les Annees Pop' (2001).
Top customer reviews
To Amazon: I gave you my whole trust and you made a perfect job. Congratulations
(though, admittedly, 2 or 3 paintings are phenomenal)
Many works in this book just don't hold together.
You'll see a background that is brilliant, sensuous and mysterious.
Then, Doig will undercut it with a crisp
foreground subject that is almost an illustration.
I do like the way he shows earlier paintings of the same subject
before revealing the final masterpiece.
And it is still fairly pleasing to see a painting that is partially
stunning. I cover the cheesie foreground subject with my hand.
At this point, Doig is too inconsistent to deserve the title "great".
Most recent customer reviews
Although the description says that the book is a slip-case edition, there is NO SLIP-CASE!