By Dave Hickey
25 Women won't disappoint. The publication collects Hickey’s top and most vital writing approximately girl artists from the prior two decades. yet this can be way over a compilation: Hickey has revised each one essay, bringing them modern and drawing out universal subject matters. Written in Hickey’s trademark style—accessible, witty, and powerfully illuminating—25 Women analyzes the paintings of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and so forth. Hickey discusses their paintings as paintings, bringing politics and gender into the dialogue basically the place it sort of feels warranted by means of the paintings itself. The ensuing publication is not just a deep engagement with the most influential and cutting edge modern artists, but additionally a mirrored image at the existence and position of the critic: the selections, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate all through their careers within the paintings world.
Always enticing, usually debatable, and never boring, Dave Hickey is a author who will get humans excited—and talking—about paintings. 25 Women will thrill his many lovers, and make him lots of new ones.
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