Clyfford Still : The Late Works
'a revelatory monograph, Clyfford Still: The Late Works investigates Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still's late works in painting and drawing. With essays by Dean Sobel and David Anfam, along with forewords by artists Alex Katz and Dorothea Rockburne on the notion of late work, Clyfford Still: The Late Works offers a thoughtful look at one the most influential and enigmatic painters of his time.' - artdaily.org
A richly illustrated book exploring Clyfford Still's late works
Clyfford Still (1904-1980) is a pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, along with Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, and Willem de Kooning. This revelatory book, accompanying a groundbreaking exhibition, investigates Clyfford Still's late work, both in painting and in drawing, made after his move to rural Maryland in 1961. This marks a particularly fertile period for Still; he made over 375 works on canvas and a staggering 1,100 works on paper in Maryland before his death in 1980 at the age of 75.
Given Still's especially reclusive posture later in life and the fact that none of the artworks in Still s estate were exhibited or made available to anyone before the opening of the Clyfford Still Museum in 2011, a full-scale presentation of these forty paintings and thirty works on paper is especially meaningful. In addition to essays by Dean Sobel and David Anfam, the artists Alex Katz and Dorothea Rockburne contribute texts on the notion of late work.
- Authors: David Anfam and Dean Sobel
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Date published: September 2020
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0847868605
- Product Dimensions: 31.4 x 26.6 cm