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Walker Art Center
One of the premier institutions of contemporary art in the country, the Walker Art Center also holds an important collection of over 11,000 objects from the early 20th century to the present. These holdings reflect the Center's renowned multidisciplinary program, and include paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, film, video, installations, and digital arts that range in date from classic early modernist to cutting edge contemporary. While aiming to represent the immense diversity in art-making around the world, the collection also is known for several areas of specialty including Minimalism, Arte Povera, Fluxus, and contemporary printmaking. In-depth representations of work by individual artists, including Matthew Barney, Joseph Beuys, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, William Klein, Robert Motherwell, and Kara Walker reflect the Center's long and close relationships with many of the century's most creative minds.
Showcased in this stunning, expansive, well-designed volume are more than 650 beautifully reproduced works of art. Co-authored by the Walker's curators and staff, and more than 30 Walker alumni, this book draws heavily on Walker archival material to serve as both a history of the institution and a primer on modern and contemporary art. Adding further dimension to the polyvocal, multifaceted rendition of this dynamic public art center are contributions from a select group of acclaimed writers including, A.S. Byatt, Joshua Clover, Arthur Danto, Dave Eggers, Darby English, Annie Proulx, David Shapiro, and others. The catalogue is published in conjunction with the Spring 2005 re-opening of the newly expanded Walker Art Center.
Artists include Matthew Barney, Chuck Close, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Merce Cummingham, Dan Flavin, Robert Gober, Dan Graham, David Hockney, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, William Klein, Sherrie Levine, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Sharon Lockhart, Kerry James Marshall, Bruce Nauman, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Edward Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Frank Stella, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, and many others. Edited by Joan Rothfuss and Elizabeth Carpenter.
Essays by Elizabeth Alexander, A.S. Byatt, Dave Eggers, Arthur C. Danto, Wayne Koestenbaum, James Lingwood, Linda Nochlin, Annie Proulx, David Shapiro, Charles Simic, Howard Singerman, Hamza Walker et al.