This first comprehensive monograph of the acclaimed sculptor Mark di Suvero looks closely at the unique physicality of his work—both in process and product, and examines di Suvero’s contributions to both art and social change within their historical context.
With works exhibited at the world’s most renowned museums and sculpture parks, Mark di Suvero has become one of the most important artists to emerge out of the 1960s. With unprecedented access to the artist’s studio, archives, records, and historical photographs, the authors of this in-depth monograph present fascinating essays on the development of di Suvero’s career and unusual, multinational life; a comparison of works installed in bucolic versus urban settings; the intersection between di Suvero’s stylistic and political interests; and his work as an advocate for the arts. This volume also includes a new and wide-ranging interview with di Suvero in conversation with artist Ursula von Rydingsvard. Illustrated throughout with contemporary and historical photographs of his large and smaller-scale works, this impressive volume is a definitive examination of one of America’s most productive, prodigious, and important artists.
David R. Collens has served as Director and Curator of Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York, since 1976. Nora Lawrence is Associate Curator at Storm King Art Center. Theresa Choi is Curatorial Assistant at Storm King Art Center. Patricia Phillips is Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Rhode Island School of Design. Nancy Princenthal is a critic and editor who teaches in the School of Visual Arts MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing. John P. Stern is President of Storm King Art Center. Ursula von Rydingsvard is an internationally renowned sculptor who has been working in Brooklyn, New York, for the past thirty years.