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The Life and the Work: Art and Biography

  • Edited by Charles G. Salas

    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

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: Getty Research Institute