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High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975

Katy Siegel (ed), Dawoud Bey et al.
Independent Curators International
2006
ISBN: 1933045396
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Format: Softcover
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During the late 1960s and early 1970s, when "painting is dead" was a popular slogan, experimental abstract painting actually was thriving, energized by a diverse group of New York artists. pp. 176 illusts #0120

In the late 1960s, the New York art world was, famously, an exhilarating place to be. New forms, including performance and video art, were making their debuts, and sculpture was developing in startling ways. In the midst of it all, experimental abstract painting was pressing art's most iconic medium to its limits and beyond. "High Times, Hard Times" fills a gap in coverage of this moment in history, recapturing its liveliness and urgency with more than 42 key pieces by 38 artists who were living and working in New York at the time. Many of those featured artists have contributed personal statements reflecting on the work, its meaning and the social scene that surrounded it, including Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Roy Colmer, Mary Corse, David Diao and Peter Young, Guy Goodwin, Harmony Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Cesar Paternosto, Howardena Pindell, Dorothea Rockburne, Carolee Schneemann, Alan Shields, Joan Snyder, Franz Erhard Walther and Jack Whitten, as well as one curator and one critic, Marcia Tucker and Robert Pincus-Witten. The critic Katy Siegel and the painter David Reed have written essays tha focus, respectively, on the work's explosive artistic and political context, and the experience of being a young painter living in New York during these years. Additional pieces by Dawoud Bey and Anna Chave focus on race and gender in that milieu. Color illustrations of every featured work, along with supplementary historic photographs from the period, ephemera, biographies, a timeline and a bibliography round out a beautiful, much-needed book, a complete reference on a crucial era.

Streets and studios / David Reed --
Another history is possible / Katy Siegel --
The Black artist as invisible (wo)man / Dawoud Bey --
Outlaws: women, abstraction and painting in New York, 1967-1975 / Anna C. Chave --
Receding horizons: fading notes on the Seventies / Robert Pincus-Witten --
Blast from the past / Marcia Tucker --
Timeline / Ulrike Müller --
Artists' biographies / Ulrike Müller and Melissa Pomerantz.




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