Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today

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The Museum of Modern Art, 2008 - Art - 247 pages
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Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign colour decisions to chance, readymade source or arbitrary system. Midway through the 20th century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific validity of particular colours gave way to an excitement about colour as a mass-produced and standardized commercial product. The Romantic quest for personal expression instead became Andy Warhols I want to be a machine; the artistry of mixing pigments was eclipsed by Frank Stellas Straight out of the can; it cant get better than that. This book, and the exhibition it accompanies, is the first devoted to this pivotal transformation, and features work by some forty artists ranging from Ellsworth Kelly and Gerhard Richter to Sherrie Levine and Damien Hirst.

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Color Shift by Ann Temkin 28 Color Manual bv Brionv Fer 42 Marcel Duchamp 46 Ellsworth Kelly 52 Yves Klein 56 Francois Morellet
Robert Rauschenberg 64 Jasperjohns 68 Andy Warhol 74 Frank Stella 78 Jim Dine 82 John Chamberlain 86 Giulio Paolini 90 Gerhard Richter
Blinky Palermo 102 On Kawara 108 Alighiero Boetti 114 Michel Parmentier 118 Daniel Buren 122 NieleToroni 126 Bruce Nauman 130 Dan Graham
EdRuscha 140 SolLeWitt 144 Jennifer Bartlett 148 Richard Serra 152 Lawrence Weiner 156 Andre Cadere 160 BasJanAder 164 JanDibbets 168 Joh...
David Batchelor 184 Carrie Mae Weems 188 Byron Kim 192 Katharina Fritsch 196 MikeKelley 200 Christopher Williams 204 Sherrie Levine 208 D...
WalidRaad 220 Jim Lambie 224 Angela Bulloch
Notes 240 Bibliography 244 Index of Plates 248 Trustees of The Museum of Modern

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Ann Temkin is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of 20th Century Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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