100 Contemporary Artists, Hardback Book

100 Contemporary Artists Hardback

Edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth

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This title is Taschen 25 - Special edition! This is a comprehensive compendium of contemporary art at the beginning of the 21st century.

This special two-volume edition compiles the 100 most exciting artists from the seminal Taschen title "Art at the Turn of the Millenium" as well as the renowned "Art Now" series, condensing them to a comprehensive compendium of contemporary art at the beginning of the 21st century.

Our selection features a wide variety of works by pioneering artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marlene Dumas, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Christopher Wool alongside outstanding artists of a younger generation like Glenn Brown, Natalie Djurberg, Tom Friedman, Mark Grotjahn, or Terence Koh.




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With just a brief synopsis for each artist featured in this collection, the text being English, German and French, the real attraction in this two volume set is the superb illustrations. Each artist is well represented with several or his or her works, with some reproduced full page along with others two three or more to a page. The book is well laid out and is vibrant without being brash.The second volume concludes with a brief biography along with a photograph for each of the featured artists. The range of work is widely diverse and thankfully includes a good proportion of painters in addition to sculptors, photographers and instalation artists. Altogether this is truly a sumptuous and exciting collection of works providing a good coverage of what is happening in the field contemporary art.