Richard Phillips: Michael Fried

Richard Phillips: Michael Fried
Library Shelf Location 19.PHIL
Publication Date Jun 2006
Description Over the last decade, Phillips has developed a striking signature style that derives its tension from a selective use of lurid popular images from that he subjects to the technical, value-laden refinements of academic painting. As a self-conscious American painter weaned on postmodern appropriation strategies, Phillips is acutely interested in the continuing discourse on “the sacred cloth” and how his own work situates itself within, and contributes to, its canonical status. To this end he has designed an octagonal, chapel-like enclosure for this particular group of paintings and titled it, provocatively, Michael Fried . One of modern art’s eminent historians and critics, Fried famously took Minimal Art to task on account of its irredeemable theatricality in Art and Objecthood (1967), then later explored the dialectical relationship between theatricality and non-theatricality in painting in the writings of Denis Diderot and the painting salons of eighteenth century Paris in Absorption and Theatricality: Painting and Beholder in the Age of Diderot (1980). Fried remains a leading, though contested, exponent of the vexed relationship between art criticism and art history.
ISBN 095504992X
Quantity 1
Pages 40
Author Michael Bracewell
Format Hardcover
Publisher White Cube, London
Related Artist Richard Phillips
Category Painting
Related Gallery White Cube, London
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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