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Body and Soul

Serrano, Andres

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ISBN 10: 1883489113 / ISBN 13: 9781883489113
Published by Takarajima Books, New York, 1995
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Lrg. 4to. Unpaginated. Black cloth in original dj. 68 full page color photographs document the ongoing thematic investigation by the honduran-born artist of the religious spirit and the material body. Essays by Bell Hooks, Bruce Ferguson, Amelia Arenas and edited by Brian Wallis. In near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 13124

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Title: Body and Soul

Publisher: Takarajima Books, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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The controversial art world of Andres Serrano.

From Library Journal:

Senators Jesse Helms and Alphonse D'Amato probably don't appreciate being prominently used in the marketing of this first retrospective publication examining Serrano's work. But their denunciation of "Piss Christ" in the U.S. Senate in 1989 is what brought the artist his fame, placing him alongside Mapplethorpe and Wojnarowicz as symbols of contemporary art's loss of traditional values. Particularly when given this opportunity to survey the whole of the photographer's career, readers will find the accusation laughable. Serrano is, sometimes to his detriment, a formalist and an artist with a rich sense of tradition. Starkly artificial composition and allegorical symbolism appear in every series, from the body-fluid monochromes ("Milk," "Blood") through the homeless "Nomads" and Klu Klux Klan portraits to the "Budapest" tableaux. Although the illustrations in this book come as close as possible in print to matching the luminous depth of Serrano's cibachrome prints and though a fine representative selection is included, this career survey would have been enhanced by more straightforward biographical and art-historical essays. Still, given the fine traditional artistry of these artworks and the artist's notoriety, this book deserves a place in contemporary photography collections.
Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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