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Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism 1990-2002 Paperback – March 25, 2004
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research them online. Some I know, some were on Art21, like Richmond Burton and Lari Pittman. But many others are new to me and lesser known artists--such as in the chapter on several French painters.
There is also an entire chapter on Sigmar Polk, who is of course a major art star.
It's an interesting and enlightening book, and I'm glad I bought it and am reading it. I'd say, thus far, and in general, that this book digs into some of the more obscure exhibitions and artists and explains some interesting points of view--such as that Lari Pittman, who paints a flat type of realism, was included in a major exhibition on abstraction because the curator pointed out that the artist wasn't painting. Which was an enlightening point of view. (I don't have the exact quote, and each essay is packed with insight). Because each essay-chapter is a condensed description of the visual elements of art, entangled with the critic's thoughts, a summary of the book is not really possible...