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Ratcliff, Carter

Works: 571 works in 1,106 publications in 2 languages and 19,228 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Interviews  Catalogues raisonnés  History  Anecdotes  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, zxx, Creator, Author of introduction, wst, Other, Interviewer
Classifications: ND237.O5, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Carter Ratcliff
Most widely held works by Carter Ratcliff
John Singer Sargent by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of nineteenth-century American artist John Singer Sargent, looking at his oil portraits, watercolors, and murals, and includes over three hundred illustrations in color and black-and-white
Andy Warhol by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief biography of Andy Warhol and discusses his works and their influence on the art world
The fate of a gesture : Jackson Pollock and postwar American art by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from twenty years of experience as an art critic in New York, Carter Ratcliff maps the Manhattan art world from Fifty-seventh Street to SoHo, revisiting the world of studios, galleries, and artists' bars where those personalities met and clashed. He follows the story of postwar American art from the late 1940s through the triumph of Abstract Expressionism and the sudden explosion of Pop Art, all the way to the boom of the 1980s, which brought stardom to an array of young artists. Over it all looms the monumental and tragic figure of Jackson Pollock, the measure of all who have felt compelled to challenge him
Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz is a towering figure in contemporary painting, a key New York-based artist since the early 1960s. Katz was an independent figure during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism and Pop when he first emerged--and remains a unique, though highly influential figure. Alex Katz is best known for his distinct portraits of sophisticated, irresistible women, masterfully painted using precise, broad areas of colour. Alongside these unmistakably 'Katzian' female portraits are portraits of men, group portraits, landscapes and interiors rendered in painting, drawing, collage and metal cut-outs. All attest to the artist's attention to detail, economy of means and consummate technique
Pat Steir paintings by Pat Steir( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia O'Keeffe by Georgia O'Keeffe( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text present the life and works of the famous American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe
Out of the box : the reinvention of art, 1965-1975 by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Grooms by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Longo by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

22 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Komar & Melamid by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botero by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Brainard : a retrospective by Constance Lewallen( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first museum retrospective exhibition of Joe Brainard (1942 - 1994), was on view in Gallery 2, presented a wide selection from Brainard's prolific lifework, including approximately 150 collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings, and book covers. Brainard's art is characterized by humor and exuberant color, and by eclectic combinations of media and subject matter. Joe Brainard: A Retrospective reveals Brainard's creative genius and aims to raise the profile of this under-appreciated but nonetheless intriguing and important late-twentieth-century American artist."--Rod Macneil, Contributing Editor
Alex Katz, the complete prints by Nicholas P Maravell( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & George : the Singing sculpture by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

17 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Publishers Weekly In their paintings, sculptures, photo-pieces and performances, the British duo Gilbert & George have proven themselves witty, subversive social commentators. This oversize, profusely illustrated album documents The Singing Sculpture , a performance piece in which Gilbert & George--impeccably dressed, their faces and hands splotched with metallic paint--stand on a table and impersonate automatons who repetitively croon a Depression-era music-hall song about two London tramps. The duo baffled and entranced New York City gallery-goers with this "living sculpture" in 1971 and again in 1991. Art historian Rosenblum interprets the piece as a commentary on homelessness, poverty and the mechanization of popular entertainment. Ratcliff, contributing editor of Art in America , provocatively presents Gilbert & George as didactic artists who celebrate the world and who attempt to awaken each member of their audiences to his or her true individuality. This is the first title from a new publisher, and it's a stunner. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc."--Amazon
New York School Painters & Poets : Neon in Daylight by Jenni Quilter( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charts the collaborative milieu of New York City poets and artists in the mid-twentieth century. this unprecedented volume comprehensively reproduces rare ephemera, collecting and reprinting collaborations, paintings, drawings, poetry, letters, art reviews, photographs, dialogues, manifestos, and memories. ... Jenni Quilter offers a chronological survey of this milieu."--Jacket flap
Aldo Rossi : drawings and paintings by Morris Adjmi( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aldo Rossi is admired as much for his artistic ability as for his architectural design skill. His drawings, paintings, and renderings have been exhibited in museums and galleries from New York to Moscow, and formed the basis of a 1991 retrospective at the Pompidou Center in Paris. This elegant book collects over 200 color reproductions and 200 black and white reproductions of his drawings and paintings together in a companion volume to Aldo Rossi: Architecture "1981-1991". An introduction by the editors explores the themes common to Rossi's architectural and drawn oeuvre, and an essay by critic and art historian Carter Ratcliff situates Rossi's graphic work in the context of contemporary art. Together the text and plates offer an insight into the creative mind of one of the most important architects in practice today." -- Publisher description
Jorge Castillo : drawing, painting, sculpture by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract expressionism by David Anfam( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last major collective Abstract Expressionism exhibition in the UK took place in 1959. This publication, and the exhibition it accompanies, examines the origins of the movement and seeks to re-evaluate it, recognising its complex and fluid reality, and encompassing sculptors as well as some of the most famous painters of the twentieth century
Leon Polk Smith : American painter by Leon Polk Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown rope by Peter Hutchinson( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Peter Hutchinson has been working with land art since the 1960s, he has yet to receive his proper due. His work isn't found in galleries and he doesn't practice the kind of sensationalism that is typical of the art world. He is a refreshingly modest artist, and his delicate, fleeting work is extraordinarily beautiful, remarkably intelligent, and endlessly charming. It is our hope that Thrown Rope will place Hutchinson where he belongs: in the canon of modern art alongside Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Smithson. Hutchinson's works are ephemeral and evanescent, produced out in the open, where they are subject to the whims of nature. Much of it is the product of his "thrown rope" method--literally throwing ropes over an expanse of land, then placing lime or planting flowers along the lines determined by the ropes. The result is a snakelike garden or swerving lines of bleached land. Hutchinson has even thrown ropes underwater, planting flowers at the bottom of a lake or stringing oranges or onions beneath the water's surface. Such projects are just a slice of Hutchinson's many conceptual pieces. The photographs within Thrown Rope are all that exists to document Hutchinson's career. Reproduced here along with Hutchinson's own handwritten notes, they provide an inspirational look at one of the most under appreciated artists of our time."--Publisher's website
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Carter Ratcliff American art critic

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English (204)

German (28)

Andy WarholThe fate of a gesture : Jackson Pollock and postwar American artAlex KatzGeorgia O'KeeffeOut of the box : the reinvention of art, 1965-1975Joe Brainard : a retrospectiveAldo Rossi : drawings and paintingsThrown rope