Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s/Fotorealismus der 70er Jahre. HC ..

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Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s/Fotorealismus der 70er Jahre
Hillings, Valerie L.; Friedhelm Hutte; Richard Armstrong, Linda Chase, David M. Lubin
Deutsche Guggenheim
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Notes: Near Fine 10 1/4" x 9 1/2" hardcover exhibition catalog in pictorial paper over boards featuring a detail of the 1970 Ralph Goings painting McDonald's Pickup on the front cover, lettering bling stamped to cover, white lettering to red spine, no dustjacket as issued, light bumping to head of spine, very minor shelf wear, sharp tips, tight binding, clean text block unmarked throughout. 176 pp. replete with full-color images of the photorealistic work of some of the most celebrated names in American realism painting in the 1970s including Robert Bechtle, Ralph Goings, Audrey Flack, Chuck Close, John Salt, Richard Estes, Tom Blackwell, Robert Cottingham, Don Eddy, Charles Bell, Ron Kleemann, Ben Schonzeit, Richard McLean, Malcom Morley, Franz Gertsch, Stephen Posen, and Paul Staiger. Bilingual text in GERMAN and ENGLISH. Includes a Foreword by Global Head of Deutsche Bank Art Friedhelm Hutte, Preface by Director of Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum Richard Armstrong, Bibliography, essays by Linda Chase, David M. Lubin, and Valerie L. Hillings, as well as written contributions for each of the segments of the exhibition titled Reflections on the City, Culture of Consumption, American Life, and Documenta Portfolio. Also includes pages on the Deutsche Guggenheim foundation history and Exhibition history. This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin March 7 to May 10, 2009. This was the first major exhibition of American photorealism in Germany in almost thirty years, the artwork included celebrates ordinary American life the same way advances in photography of the 1970s made visual documentation more accessible to the average family. Road trips, the family car, lunch at a hot dog stand, a city street, a portrait in sunglasses are all here elevated by the painstaking work of the American photorealists who strived to faithfully recreate them. Acquired from the private library of photorealist, Robert Bechtle and art historian, Whitney Chadwick. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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