BOOKS RECEIVED: Adam Jolles, “The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925-1941” (Penn State UP, 2014)
All too often, the historical avant-garde is taken to be incommensurate with and antithetical to the world inhabited by the museum. In The Curatorial Avant-Garde, by contrast, Adam Jolles demonstrates the surrealists’ radical transformation of the ways in which… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Samantha Baskind, “Jewish Artists and the Bible in 20th-Century America” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Jack Levine, George Segal, Audrey Flack, Larry Rivers, and R. B. Kitaj have long been considered central artists in the canon of twentieth-century American art: Levine for his biting paintings and prints of social conscience, Segal for his quiet plaster… Read More
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