Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell
by Deborah Solomon
(and you think you have problems)
The Girl With the Gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert And the Making of the Modern Art Market
by Lindsay Pollock
I’m reading this right now. I’m only a little more than halfway through (it’s dense!), but I can heartily recommend it. Halpert was way ahead of her time–thank heavens!
I Bought Andy Warhol
by Richard Polsky
As I said in an earlier post: lots of juicy gossip about the New York artworld.
Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X
by Deborah Davis
A wonderful look at how the portrait artist works with clients and fits into society.
Up next on my shelves:
de Kooning: An American Master
by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan and winner of The Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Critics Circle Award
Still in the queue . . .
Close Reading: Chuck Close and the Artist Portrait
by Martin Friedman
Lots of good stuff here, but it's dense. The pictures are great.
The Unknown Matisse
by Hillary Spurling
Dang! This has been on my shelf for years and I’m a huge Matisse fan. Why can’t I get past chapter one?