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A blog dedicated to Modern British Art from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on the subject.
It should come as something of a surprise to realize that this is the first comprehensive monograph on the paintings of Nicole Eisenman. Maybe it’s taken this long precisely because her oeuvre is so wide-ranging, so hard to encompass. Slowly but steadily, it has become clearer and clearer to many that Eisenman is, at midcareer, one of today’s outstanding artists, anywhere, in any medium. A virtuoso printmaker and, increasingly, a formidable sculptor, she has always been first and foremost – and most emphatically – a painter.
Posted onEvery time I look through the amount of work I’ve produced, which in digitally accessible form is mostly since 2006, I realize what an insane person I’ve been. If I could afford to take a few years off, it might do me some good, but on some level, I must feel that I have to be productive and ‘perfect’ in order to be worthy. Sad.
Posted onIn late 1944, while Britain was still at war and paper rationing was in force, Lund Humphries published a large-format, luxuriously produced, beautifully designed monograph on Henry Moore’s sculpture and drawings. In a review a few months later in the Burlington Magazine, Nikolaus Pevsner described it as ‘more ambitious and more complete than any brought out in England for a very long time on the work of one individual sculptor’ and ‘a great achievement of British publishing after five years of shortages and controls’. Patrick Heron in an interview many years later described it as the book which ‘created Henry Moore’.
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