This stunning book offers an important mid-career retrospective of the work of American artist Richard Hawkins (born 1961), whose paintings, collages, and mixed-media pieces are making a crucial contribution to the contemporary art scene. Color plates present approximately eighty of Hawkins’s works, representing each stage of his career and including pieces never before published.
Based in Los Angeles, Hawkins addresses numerous current issues in his art, especially those related to gender and identity and their connections to classical antiquity. The authors of the catalogue provide informative essays on aspects of Hawkins’s work, the development of his vision, and his unique place in today’s art world.
Lisa Dorin is assistant curator in the Department of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. George Baker is a well-known art critic and an associate professor of art history at UCLA. Michael Ned Holte is a writer, critic, and independent curator.
The Art Institute of Chicago, 2010 9 x 12 in., 144 pages, 160 color illustrations
1 hour 37 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a tour of works in our collection presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
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The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.
1 day 17 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Icelandic artist/musician Ragnar Kjartansson’s intensely durational works often manifest a rare synthesis of pathos and humor.
A Lot of Sorrow is both a music video and extended concert film, in which The National performs its ballad “Sorrow” on repeat for six hours. See the song take on new layers of meaning as the hours pass and fatigue sets in.
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