In My View
Personal Reflections on Art by Today's Leading Artists
Behind the closed door of the contemporary artist's studio is a hidden worldof images--those artworks from the distant or near past that have animated,troubled, consoled, or inspired the artists of today. This book reveals thathidden world, presenting an intimate guide to the imaginations of today'sleading practitioners through the works they love best. Artworks rangingfrom the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries are featured, often supplementedby reproductions of work by the selecting artists.Intimate and evocative, the stories speak of the challenges, provocations,revelations, and delights that can be found when one artist looks closely at thework of another. Some artist-contributors provide unusual perspectives onfamiliar figures from art history--including Thomas Demand on Paolo Uccello,Miroslaw Balka on Michelangelo, Vik Muniz on Peter Paul Rubens, JuliãoSarmento on Eugene Delacroix, Joan Fontcuberta on Louis Daguerre, and Eija-Liisa Ahtila on Pablo Picasso. Others select lesser-known artists, from Jean-MarcBustamante on Pieter Saenredam, Francesco Clemente on Henry Fuseli, andTomma Abts on It¯o Jakuch¯u to Erwin Wurm on Poul Gernes, Do Ho Suh onKim Keong-Hui, and John Bock on Armand Schulthess.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.