Douglas Crimp : Before Pictures

Anon. Douglas Crimp : Before Pictures. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

"Douglas Crimp is the rare art critic whose work profoundly influenced a generation of artists. He is best known for his work with the “Pictures Generation”—the very name of which Crimp coined to define the work of artists like Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman who appropriated images from mass culture to carry out a subversive critique. But while his influence is widely recognized, we know little about Crimp’s own formative experiences before “Pictures.”

Before Pictures tells the story of Crimp’s life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s. Crimp participated in all of what made the city so stimulating in that vibrant decade. The details of his professional and personal life are interwoven with this the particularly rich history of New York City at that time, producing a vivid portrait of both the critic and his adopted city. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
Dossier: 480 - CRIMP, DOUGLAS
Collation: 307 p. : ill. (some col.); 25 cm
ISBN: 9780226423456
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press
Artists: Crimp, Douglas
Copyright Statement: University of Chicago Press
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Dust jacket.
Index p. 294 - p. 302.
Includes bibliographical references.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 16:28
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2016 21:00
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