Art is Life: Icons & Iconoclasts, Visionaries & Vigilantes, & Flashes of Hope in the Night (Hardback)
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Art is Life: Icons & Iconoclasts, Visionaries & Vigilantes, & Flashes of Hope in the Night (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 01/11/2022
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Waterstones Says

From Jeff Koons to Marina Abramovic, the celebrated critic casts a brilliantly entertaining eye over the artistic developments of the twenty-first century so far and how artists have responded to a succession of global crises.

From the Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of How to Be an Artist, a deliciously readable survey of the art world in turbulent times.

Jerry Saltz is one of our most-watched writers about art and artists, and a passionate champion of the importance of art in our shared cultural life. Since the 1990s he has been an indispensable cultural voice: witty and provocative, he has attracted contemporary readers to fine art as few critics have.

Now, in Art Is Life, Jerry Saltz draws on two decades of work to offer a real-time survey of contemporary art as a barometer of our times. Chronicling a period punctuated by dramatic turning points - from the cultural reset of 9/11 to the rolling social crises of today - Saltz traces how visionary artists have both documented and challenged the culture.

Art Is Life offers Saltz's eye-opening appraisals of trailblazers like Kara Walker, Hilma af Klint and Jasper Johns; provocateurs like Jeff Koons, Richard Prince and Marina Abramovic; and visionaries like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. With his signature blend of candour and conviction, Jerry Saltz argues in Art Is Life for the importance of the fearless artist. The result is an openhearted and irresistibly readable appraisal by one of our most important cultural observers.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781781578889
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm


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