Now available in a revised and fully updated edition, this book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures.
“Why have there been no great women artists?” asked the prominent art historian Linda Nochlin in an intentionally provocative 1971 essay. In this book, four prominent critics and curators describe the strides made by women artists since the advent of the feminist movement and assess the changes that have occurred in their critical reception, commercial appeal, and institutional support. Following a comprehensive essay that looks back at the recent history of women artists, the authors examine the careers of an international selection of artists—Marina Abramovic', Louise Bourgeois, Ellen Gallagher, Ann Hamilton, Jenny Holzer, Elizabeth Murray, Shirin Neshat, Judy Pfaff, Dana Schutz, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Nancy Spero—considering each figure's accomplishments and her influence on contemporaries and younger artists.
HELAINE POSNER is Chief Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase.
Nancy Princenthal, a New York-based art critic and lecturer, and Senior Editor at Art in America, has written on contemporary art for 25 years. She is the author of numerous books on art and a co-author of After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art (Prestel).
Paperback, with flaps, 352 pages, 19,3x23,7, 205 color illustrations
$ 39.95 | £ 25.00
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US March 09, 2013
UK February 16, 2013