New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists: A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals; 1951-1957 [Hardcover]

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799406
New York School Press, 2000.
Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,
176 full-page color art reproductions, printed in Germany,  393 pages, indexes. 265 artists are documented.

Reviews:

CHOICE CURRENT REVIEWS FOR ACADEMIC
LIBRARIES,   February 2001: 
“The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for artists’
biographies, for exhibition documentation, or as the history of
a specific artistic movement.
Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates
through faculty.”  
 

By 
Unutterable:
I’m grateful to have found this book. By covering so many lesser-known artists and giving them as much space as the usual suspects (Pollock, De Kooning et al.), Herskovic gives a much rounder idea of the American Abstract Expressionist scene than any other survey I’ve seen. The only drawback is its price (I would love a more affordable paperback version) but I do plan on buying her other two volumes in the near future. Highly recommended.

Franz Kline, Poster 9th Street Exhibition, 1951. 
Linoleum cut, 16 x 8 1/2 inches, page10
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Poster,
Second Annual New York Painting and Sculpture Annual, 1953

Stable Gallery, New York City 

The book provides 176 full-page color art reproductions

 4 images from the book:

Perle Fine (1905-1988)

Perle Fine, A Ceremony of a Kind, 1955.
Oil on canvas, 43 3/4 x 49 3/4 inches, page140

Albert Kotin (1907-1980)

Albert Kotin, Untitled, 1954.
Oil on canvas, 70 x 58 inches, page 208
©Estate Albert Kotin

Franz Kline (1910 – 1962)

Franz Kline, Chief, 1950 
Oil on canvas, 583/8 x 6 feet, page 203. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956)

Jackson Pollock, Number 3, 1949- Tiger, 1949

Jackson Pollock, Number 3, 1949: Tiger, 1949
Oil enamel, metallic enamel, string and cigarette fragment
on canvas mounted on fiberboard, 62 1/8 x 37 1/4 inches, page 279.
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

 

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