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Nancy Spero (Contemporary Artists) by Jon Bird

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Published by Phaidon Press .
Written in English


  • History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -,
  • Individual artists,
  • Prints & printmaking,
  • Contemporary Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Art,
  • USA,
  • American - General,
  • Individual Artist,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Art / Popular Culture

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7830701M
ISBN 100714833401
ISBN 109780714833408

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  This book is massive in many ways—size, scope, and vision. In its 13”x12” format and pages, it covers five decades of Spero’s exceptional work, and it unfolds the far-reaching and long-sighted vision of an inspired artist. On the cover there is a fragment of one of Spero’s scrolls from the Artaud Codex.5/5(6). Nancy spero's work embodies the intelligence and creativity of feminist art. This book includes wonderful reproductions of drawings, prints and installation shots. Check it out ladies and gents. Irreverent, playful, intense, and some times totally pissed. /5. Nancy Spero (Aug – Octo ) was an American visual artist. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Spero lived for much of her life in New York married and collaborated with, artist Leon Golub. As both artist and activist, Nancy Spero had a career that spanned fifty years. She is known for her continuous engagement with contemporary political, social, and Born: Nancy Spero, Aug , Cleveland, Ohio. Reviews 'This book makes an original and valuable intervention in the field of feminist and new art histories by offering a thoroughly informed and sophisticated interpretation of Nancy Spero's oeuvre, which is located in carefully mapped out historical, socio-political and theoretical contexts.

Torture of Women is Nancy Spero’s fierce and enduring contribution to contemporary art, to feminist thought and action, and to the continuing protest against torture, injustice, and the abuse of power.. This epic foot-long collage, two years in the making, weaves ancient and modern stories of oppression and resistance by juxtaposing mythological imagery with written first . Nancy Spero passed away on Octo at the age of 86 in Reseda, California. Funeral Home Services for Nancy are being provided by Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills.   Nancy Spero discusses her reasons for creating politically-motivated works. ART When did your attention turn to political subject matter? SPERO: I think my political instincts came by having a partnership with Leon Golub.   Summary of Nancy Spero. Nancy Spero's career moves forth on a seamless figurative journey, beginning with lovers painted on heavy black ground to culminate in a whole host of female characters initially united by collage and then dispersed widely across white gallery walls. Whilst Spero's media and subject matter changed with time - moving between themes .

Jo Anna Isaak in conversation with Nancy Spero --Dancing to a Different Tune / Jon Bird --Explicit Material / Sylvere Lotringer --Gynesis: Configurations of Woman and Modernity (extract), / Alice Jardine --Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (extract), / Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George. Nancy Spero, excerpted from The War Series , Charta. American figurative artist, feminist and political activist Nancy Spero was born in in Cleveland. Solo exhibitions of her work were mounted regularly around the world from . Nancy Spero, American artist (born Aug. 24, , Cleveland, Ohio—died Oct. 18, , New York, N.Y.), produced politically charged, highly symbolic figurative paintings and mixed-media works that reflected her feminist honed her artistic skills at the Art Institute of Chicago (–49), where she met her husband, painter Leon Golub, and in Paris at the .   Nancy Spero (Phaidon Contemporary Artist Series) Paperback – J by Jon Bird (Author) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback /5(2).