Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art

Since America and the Making of Contemporary Art Since details the collision of American history and modern art Since World War II New York has been the indisputable center of the art world and as Katy Siegel shows it has had a profound influe

  • Title: Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art
  • Author: Katy Siegel
  • ISBN: 9781861897732
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art

    Since 45 details the collision of American history and modern art Since World War II, New York has been the indisputable center of the art world, and as Katy Siegel shows, it has had a profound influence on the preoccupations that contemporary art would come to have Tracing art history over the past decades, she shows how anxieties over race, mass culture, the individuSince 45 details the collision of American history and modern art Since World War II, New York has been the indisputable center of the art world, and as Katy Siegel shows, it has had a profound influence on the preoccupations that contemporary art would come to have Tracing art history over the past decades, she shows how anxieties over race, mass culture, the individual, suburbia, apocalypse, and nuclear destruction have supplanted the legacy of European artistic traditions Siegel s study encompasses a variety of works, including Rothko s planes of color, Warhol s serial silkscreens, Richard Prince s cowboys, Robert Longo s Men in Cities, Faith Ringgold s Black Light, and Laurie Simmons s dollhouses, and moves fluidly from discussions of artists works, art museums, and galleries to cultural influences and significant historical events Rather than arguing on nationalist grounds or viewing American culture as representative of a now devalued nation, Siegel explores how American culture dominated not only American artists but created conditions that now, after the full globalization of the art world, affect artists around the world Since 45 will interest all readers engaged in post war and contemporary art in the United States and beyond.

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    One thought on “Since ’45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art

    1. David

      a survey that shifts the framework for contextualizing work over this period of time. she developed a new way of viewing how a specifically american mindset is evidenced in the work of the last 60+ yrs and what it might mean going forward. as an artist it was refreshing to read someone trying to identify where artists' motivations were coming from and tying together work that hasn't been explicitly linked much in the past. the writing is characteristically clear and yet dense with opportunities [...]

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