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California Painters: New Work

Hopkins, Henry T.

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ISBN 10: 0877016011 / ISBN 13: 9780877016014
Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Inscribed and signed by Jim McHugh, Sept. '93. Includes a great range of contemporary painters, including Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Ed Moses, Frank Romero, Edward Ruscha, many others. Beautifully presented. Size: 10 1/4" x 12 1/4" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016934

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Title: California Painters: New Work

Publisher: Chronicle Books, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard

Illustrator: Jim McHugh, Portraits By

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed (see below)

Edition: First Printing.

Book Type: Oversize, U.S. Only

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Synopsis:

Gathers selected works by California artists and includes brief statements by each artist about his or her paintings

From Publishers Weekly:

In his informative but uninspired survey, Hopkins, director of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, provides a necessarily schematic overview of those historical developments and aesthetic traditions in Southern California (primarily L.A.) and the San Francisco Bay Area that have influenced the more current California painters, the best-known of whom may be David Hockney and Richard Diebenkorn. Hopkins effectively situates 41 artists here within a general context of national and international contemporary trends (e.g., neo-expressionism), thereby avoiding charges of both provincialist autonomy and stylistic hegemony. But Hopkins's zeal for modernism leads him to ignore the postmodernists--a number of younger painters with recently acquired national reputations, such as Mike Kelley and Tim Ebner, are inexcusably omitted. A portrait by McHugh, a photographer for People magazine, and a brief personal statement--neither of which particularly enhance the reader's understanding of the artwork--accompany several good-quality color reproductions.
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