It is often assumed that reading about the lives of artists enhances our understanding of their work—and that their work reveals something about them—but the relationship between biography and art is rarely straightforward. In The Life and the Work, art historians Thomas Crow, Charles Harrison, Rosalind Krauss, Debora Silverman, Paul Smith, and Robert Williams address this fundamental if convoluted relationship. Looking to such figures as Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Leonardo da Vinci, and the artists associated with the name Art & Language, the volume's authors have written a set of provocative essays that explore how an artist's life and art are intertwined.
Charles G. Salas is head of Research and Education at the Getty Research Institute.
"A really valuable book." —Library Review (UK)
176 pages 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches 31 color and 44 b/w illustrations ISBN 978-0-89236-823-5 hardcover
Getty Publications Imprint: Getty Research Institute
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