Eyewitness: Reports From An Art World In Crisis: Essays on Contemporary Artists and Their Audiences

By: Jed Perl

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A collection of 24 bold reviews and essays by New Republic's art ciritc about the contemporary art scene and its commercialization, resulting in eye-popping price spikes in recent auctions. Among the institutions taken to task are the Guggenheim and the Getty Center. Light rippling of outer margins in first third of the text, faint dampness marks, bleeding of red endpapers onto the half-title page. No markings or underlinings in text. Satisfactory as reading copy. Includes about 20 glossy b&w plates.


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As art critic for "The New Republic," Jed Perl is renowned for combining a passion for art and a skepticism about the current art establishment with an ability to write about art in the context of our larger culture. In this collection of essays, including two written especially for this book, he delivers a brilliant mixture of first-rate art criticism and politically informed insight into the true workings of the American art world.Perl offers incisive analysis into the marketing mentality that dominates today's museums, the poverty of academic criticism, and the changing expectations of the gallery-going public. He re-evaluates the old masters, and turns an avid, unprejudiced eye on the works of his contemporaries. He laments the collapse of a gallery culture that once allowed artists to develop slowly, and argues for a radical reassessment of the way art is presented to--and is viewed by--the public.

Title: Eyewitness: Reports From An Art World In Crisis: Essays on Contemporary Artists and Their Audiences

Author Name: Jed Perl

Categories: General,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Basic Books: 2000

ISBN Number: 0465055206

ISBN Number 13: 9780465055203

Binding: Cloth & Boards

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -9.75 in tall.

Seller ID: 503003928

Keywords: Art. Art criticism. Art market. Museums. Abstract impressionism.