Additionally, in texts which accompany the photographs, the artists speak in their own words, putting themselves in the context of a particular place and within the larger picture of a personal body of work. Artists documents the incredibly heterogeneous practices of comtemporary artists today including painters (Ed Ruscha, Tracey Emin), photographers (Roe Ethridge, Andreas Gursky), Video artists (Aida Ruilova, Doug Aitken), sculptors (Liz Larner, Marc Quinn), installation artists (Maurizio Cattelan, Gregor Schneider), and artists who defy the categorical imperative of medium (Matthew Barney, Sophie Calle, Paul McCarthy, Richard Prince).
There is no pretense toward forging a coherent international contemporary art scene. Each ot the 125 artist portraits collected here is its own self-contained world, specific to the artist’s mythology and methodology that inform and ultimately become their art.
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- Edited and with a foreword by Alix Browne and Christopher Bollen
- 156 pages, 120 colour plates
- 30 cm x 31 cm
- Clothbound hardcover
- Edition 7L
- ISBN: 3-86521-302-2