By Dave Hickey
25 Women won't disappoint. The booklet collects Hickey’s top and most crucial writing approximately woman artists from the earlier 20 years. yet this is often excess of a compilation: Hickey has revised each one essay, bringing them modern and drawing out universal topics. 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 in simple terms the place it kind of feels warranted by means of the paintings itself. The ensuing e-book is not just a deep engagement with one of the most influential and cutting edge modern artists, but in addition a mirrored image at the existence and function of the critic: the selections, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate all through their careers within the paintings world.
Always attractive, frequently debatable, and never uninteresting, Dave Hickey is a author who will get humans excited—and talking—about artwork. 25 Women will thrill his many enthusiasts, and make him lots of new ones.
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25 Women: Essays on Their Art by Dave Hickey