By Dave Hickey
25 Women won't disappoint. The booklet collects Hickey’s most sensible and most crucial writing approximately woman artists from the prior two decades. yet this is often way over a compilation: Hickey has revised every one essay, bringing them brand new and drawing out universal issues. Written in Hickey’s trademark style—accessible, witty, and powerfully illuminating—25 Women analyzes the paintings of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and so on. Hickey discusses their paintings as paintings, bringing politics and gender into the dialogue simply the place it sort of feels warranted via the paintings itself. The ensuing booklet is not just a deep engagement with probably the most influential and cutting edge modern artists, but in addition a mirrored image at the existence and function of the critic: the selections, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate all through their careers within the artwork world.
Always attractive, usually debatable, and never uninteresting, Dave Hickey is a author who will get humans excited—and talking—about paintings. 25 Women will thrill his many enthusiasts, and make him lots of new ones.
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