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New York: 1962-1964

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'a packed time capsule, one that includes a detailed timeline of three fire-starting years of public violence, disobedience and liberation. With blast-from-the-past (and echoes-in-the-present) images on every page, it has the pull of a fast-paced documentary film' - New York Times

A lavishly illustrated oversize paperback tracing a detailed itinerary of artists and curators, experimental exhibitions and groundbreaking happenings, as well as historical and political events that transformed New York society between 1962 and 1964

The radical changes that occurred in the three years between January 1962 and December 1964 had a profound effect on creative life in the city and around the world, altering not only the fine arts but everything from performance to music to design.

Together with these creative innovations, the period from 1962 through 1964 saw a shift in the centre of artistic gravity from Europe to the United States and the rise of a new leadership in the arts, centred on a number of New York-based curators, gallerists, and other impresarios. Inspired by the scale and format of the widely read, image-forward magazines of the time such as Life and Look, this lavishly illustrated oversize paperback traces a detailed itinerary of artists and curators, experimental exhibitions and groundbreaking happenings, as well as historical and political events that transformed society during this explosive moment. From the important “New Realists” exhibition at Sidney Janis Gallery in 1962 to the award of the International Grand Prize in Painting to the New York-based artist Robert Rauschenberg at the Venice Biennale in 1964, the city saw a flood of new approaches to art making, as well as fertile encounters among creators across mediums and disciplines.

One of the New York Times' Art Books of 2022

Details

  • Author: Germano Celant
  • Paperback: 344 pages | 400 illustrations
  • Date published: December 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788857247687
  • Product Dimensions: 35.8 x 27.4 cm

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