Drawing now: eight propositions

Drawing now: eight propositions
Library Shelf Location 22.HOPT
Publication Date 2002
Description From John Currin's old-master-style Playboy bunnies to Elizabeth Peyton's fin-de-siecle portraits; from Julie Mehretu's dizzying, multilayered architectural landscapes to Shahzia Sikander's multipatterned miniature ones; from Yoshitomo Nara's angry and enigmatic little girls to Kara Walker's stereotypical negresses; and from Barry McGee's caricatures of urban graffiti to Matthew Ritchie's cosmological diagrams - drawing is back, if it ever went away. In contrast to the digitized, multimedia direction that much of contemporary art has taken in the past decade, drawing has become a major and arguably parallel mode of expression for many of today's most important young artists. Drawing Now, published to accompany the first major survey of contemporary drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 15 years, contains more than 100 colour reproductions of work by 26 international artists, both well-known and emerging, that demonstrate the fascinating variety of methods and approaches, mediums and scales, apparent in this old-again, new-again art. Accompanying essays by the exhibition's curator, Lara Hoptman, explore eight themes that she perceives in the field - Drafting and Architecture; Mental Maps and Metaphysics; Popular Culture and National Culture; Fashion; Likeness and Allegory; Envisioning a City; Science and Art; Comics and other Subcultures; and Ornament and Crime - and provide key impulses behind drawing's recent resurgence.
ISBN 0870703625
Quantity 1
Pages 192
Editor David Frankel
Author Laura Hoptman
Formats Paperback, Exhibition Catalogue
Publisher Museum of Modern Art, New York
Related Artists Chris Ofili, Elizabeth Peyton, Franz Ackermann, John Currin, Julie Mehretu, Kai Althoff, Laura Owens, Los Carpinteros, Mark Manders, Matthew Ritchie, Neo Rauch, Toba Khedoori, Ugo Rondinone, Yoshitomo Nara, Kara Walker, Jockum Nordstrom, David Thorpe, Russell Crotty, Graham Little, Shahzia Sikander, Jennifer Pastor, Kevin Appel, Barry Mcgee, Paul Noble, Richard Wright, Takashi Murakami
Category Drawing
Related Curator/Producer Laura Hoptman
Language English

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