The Painting of Modern Life





Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Ralph Rugo , Barry Schwabsky, Kaja Silverman, Martin Herbert


Hayward Publishing





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195 p.

The Painting of Modern Life”:1960s to Now re-examines what has been aruably the most influential development in the history of contemporary painting, the use and traslation of photographic imagery. Beginning whit seminal photo-inspired wirks from the early 1960s by painters such as Gerhard Richter, Vija Celmins, Andy Warhol and malcom Morley, this book charts the international evolution of this trend over the past 45 years.

Richly- illustrated with over 100 painting by 22 artist whose work draws upon varied photographic sources-from amateur snapshots to news and magazine pictures- ” The Painting of Modern Life” explores howe the significant and content of an image changes drammatically when it is traslated into a different medium.

The volume includes works by:Richard Artschwager; Robert Bechtle; Vija Celmins; Peter Doig; Marlene Dumas; Thomas Eggerer; Judith Eisler; Franz Gertsch; Richard Hamilton; Eberhard Havekost; David Hockney; Johannes Kahrs; Johanna Kandl; Martin Kippenberger; Liu Xiaodong; Malcolm Morley; Elizabeth Peyton; Michelangelo Pistoletto; Gerhard Richter; Wilhelm Sasnal; Luc Tuymans; Andy Warhol.