Tim Hawkinson

Tim Hawkinson

Published by Abrams/ Whitney Museum, 2004
ISBN 10: 0874271444 / ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Near fine in boards; no jacket, as issued. Very slight edgewear, corners very lightly bumped, else fine. This copy signed by the artist on the front free endpaper. The catalog for Hawkinson's 2004 retrospective, which showed at the Whitney and LACMA. Eccentricly witty, or wittily eccentric, however one would prefer. Not many signed copies of this title. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.6 avg rating
(15 ratings)

Synopsis: This book is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Tim Hawkinson (b. 1960), whose ingenious constructions of found objects and everyday items have brought him widespread recognition as one of the most original sculptors working in America today. Accompanying an exhibition opening in February at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Tim Hawkinson provides an in-depth look at this prolific and endlessly creative artist.

Known primarily for his large-scale kinetic and sound-producing works, such as the monumental Überorgan, Hawkinson has also created a bird skeleton from his own fingernail parings, a latex cast of his body inflated with air, and clocks fashioned from a Coke can, a manila envelope, and a toothpaste tube. His fantastical assemblages, which may include sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, or printmaking, suggest the profound strangeness of life, matter, and time. With 250 color illustrations and three insightful essays, along with the artist's commentary on more than 150 of his hugely varied works, Tim Hawkinson will prove a revelation to all those interested in contemporary art. AUTHOR BIO: Lawrence Rinder is adjunct curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and dean of graduate studies at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. He was the curator of the Whitney's 2002 Biennial, among other exhibitions. Howard N. Fox is curator of modern and contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has organized numerous major exhibitions, including Avant-Garde in the Eighties and Eleanor Antin. Doug Harvey is an art critic and writer for LA Weekly.

Review: Tim Hawkinson’s art is the sort of intense, highly personal and often self-referential work that manages through humor and sheer obsessive force to be both accessible and awe-inspiring. It’s often at least a little bit grotesque, but his sculptures and works on paper and canvas flirt with the sublime often enough that it really is worthy of multiple viewings, even though at first it often appears to be a cheap joke. In all of these senses, Hawkinson’s stuff is comparable to the works of Charles Ray, Tom Friedman and Mike Kelley. The companion catalogue to the Whitney Museum-mounted large-scale retrospective finally gives Hawkinson his due. Lawrence Rinder’s essay gives plenty of clearly-written art historical context to Hawkinson’s strange contraptions, while Howard N. Fox speaks of Hawkinson’s near monk-like "sacramental energy." The design is crisp and unobtrusive; the only quibble at all is the use of the Courier font and the fact that the book’s covers are made of a porous material, so be careful to wash your hands before you hold the thing. Inside you’ll find a functioning organ made out of plastic the size of a football field, a bird skeleton made out of nail clippings, a ball made of spoons, a functioning extension cord worn into a knot, a human skeleton fashioned from dog bones, and much more. Hawkinson really turns the world inside out. --Mike McGonigal

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Tim Hawkinson
Publisher: Abrams/ Whitney Museum
Publication Date: 2004
Edition: First edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rinder, Lawrence; Fox, Howard N.; Harvey, Doug; Hawkinson, Tim
Published by Whitney Museum of Modern Art/ Harry N. Abrams (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Church Street Bookshop
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum of Modern Art/ Harry N. Abrams, 2005. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Exhibition catalogue; 224 pages. Printed and embossed board cover, somewhat stained at the back; rubbed at the edges, especially bottom of the spine. Page edges browned. Internally in very good condition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 007141

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 51.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 18.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Lawrence Rinder
Published by Whitney Museum 2005-02-01 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum 2005-02-01, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0874271444. Seller Inventory # 566339

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 77.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Lawrence Rinder; Doug Harvey
Published by Whitney Museum (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0874271444

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 80.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Lawrence Rinder
Published by Whitney/ Lacma/ Abrams
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney/ Lacma/ Abrams. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover book in very good condition. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2005. Tan boards with embossed lettering on front cover and brown lettering along spine. Binding clean and tight. Published on the occasion of the exhibition. With essys by Howard N. Fox and Doug Harvey. Full color reproductions and chronology. 223 pages. Seller Inventory # Rare-BG4-00049

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 100.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Rinder, Lawrence. Fox, Howard N. Harvey, Doug
Published by Whitney Museum of American Art ; Los Angeles County Museum of Ar, New York (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art ; Los Angeles County Museum of Ar, New York, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Small square folio in beige blind-stamped paper-backed boards; 223 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-209) and index. Fine copy lacking jacket. Unlike much contemporary art, this stuff is really interesting. Catalog of an exhibition to be held early Feb.-May 29, 2005 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and June 26-Sept. 25, 2005, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. || "This book is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Los Angeles-based artist Tim Hawkinson (b. 1960), whose ingenious constructions of found objects and everyday items have brought him widespread recognition as one of the most original sculptors working in America today. Known primarily for his large-scale kinetic and sound-producing works, such as the monumental Uberorgan, Hawkinson has also created a bird skeleton from his own fingernail parings, a latex cast of his body inflated with air, and clocks fashioned from a Coke can. a manila envelope, and a toothpaste tube. His fantastical assemblages, which may include sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, or printmaking, suggest the profound strangeness of life, matter, and time. With 250 color illustrations and three insightful essays, along with the artist's commentary on more than 150 of his hugely varied works, Tim Hawkinson will prove a revelation to all those interested in contemporary art. || My favorite things / Lawrence Rinder -- Speaking in tongues: the art of Tim Hawkinson / Howard Fox -- Encyclopedia Hawkinsoniae / Doug Harvey. || Hawkinson, Tim, 1960- -- Exhibitions. Hawkinson, Tim, 1960- Hawkinson, Tim, 1960- Hawkinson, Tim, 1960- Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs. || Shipping at cost. Fine copy lacking jacket. Seller Inventory # 86237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 100.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Lawrence Rinder, Doug Harvey
Published by Whitney Museum (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020874271444

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 119.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Lawrence Rinder
Published by Whitney Museum (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0874271444q

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 134.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Lawrence Rinder, Doug Harvey
Published by Whitney Museum (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010874271444

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 163.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Lawrence Rinder; Doug Harvey
Published by Whitney Museum (2005)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Escape Routes Used Books
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Whitney Museum, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. No DJ. Seller Inventory # 0906210002

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 175.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

HAWKINSON, Tim.
Published by New York: Whitney Museum of American Art / Harry N. Abrams; Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2004 (2004)
ISBN 10: 0874271444 ISBN 13: 9780874271447
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Voewood Rare Books
(Holt, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York: Whitney Museum of American Art / Harry N. Abrams; Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2004, 2004. First edition. 4to. pp. 223. With 250 full-colour illustrations. The first comprehensive survey of Hawkinson's work. A catalogue of an exhibition held at the Whitney Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in early 2005. The artist provides commentary on more than 150 of his pieces. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg. Includes a chronology, bibliography, and index. Brown paper over boards with lettering in blind on upper board, black lettering on spine. Two small dents and thin wrinkle in paper on upper board (binding flaw). No dust-jacket as issued. A very good copy. An oversize book, please ask shipping costs before ordering, particularly to locations outside Europe. Seller Inventory # 1652

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 196.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book