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Hickey, Dave 1940-

Works: 314 works in 766 publications in 4 languages and 14,781 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Humor  Pictorial works  Quotations  Interviews  Essays 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, zxx, Contributor, Creator, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Collector
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dave Hickey
The invisible dragon : four essays on beauty by Dave Hickey( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Invisible Dragon made a lot of noise for a little book. When it was originally published in 1993 it was championed by artists for its forceful call for a reconsideration of beauty -- and savaged by more theoretically oriented critics who dismissed the very concept of beauty as naive, igniting a debate that has shown no sign of flagging. With this revised and expanded edition, Hickey is back to fan the flames. More manifesto than polite discussion, more call to action than criticism, The Invisible Dragon aims squarely at the hyper-institutionalism that, in Hickey's view, denies the real pleasures that draw us to art in the first place. Included is an essay written for this edition, 'American Beauty, ' which concludes the volume with a historical argument that is a rousing paean to the inherently democratic nature of attention to beauty."--Page 4 of cover
Air guitar : essays on art & democracy by Dave Hickey( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays explore the influence of art in twentieth-century American culture, including jazz, basketball, professional wrestling, magic, gambling, entrepreneurship, series television and automotive design
25 women : essays on their art by Dave Hickey( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"25 Women will not disappoint. The book collects Hickey's best and most important writing about female artists from the past twenty years. But this is far more than a compilation: Hickey has revised each essay, bringing them up to date and drawing out common themes. Written in Hickey's trademark style--accessible, witty, and powerfully illuminating--25 Women analyzes the work of Joan Mitchell, Bridget Riley, Fiona Rae, Lynda Benglis, Karen Carson, and many others. Hickey discusses their work as work, bringing politics and gender into the discussion only where it seems warranted by the art itself. The resulting book is not only a deep engagement with some of the most influential and innovative contemporary artists, but also a reflection on the life and role of the critic: the decisions, judgments, politics, and ethics that critics negotiate throughout their careers in the art world."--Publisher's description
The works of Edward Ruscha : essays by Edward Ruscha( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat waves in a swamp : the paintings of Charles Burchfield by Charles Burchfield( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of the artist's work focuses on Burchfield's expressive watercolors and includes drawing from his 1917 sketchbook, camouflage designs from his tour in the army, and wallpaper designs from the 1920s
Anthony Caro by Anthony Caro( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthony Caro is widely regarded as Britain's greatest living sculptor and has enjoyed an international reputations since the early 1960s. Although best known for his work in steel, Caro has also worked in bronze, wood, lead, ceramics and paper, on both large and intimate scales. In 1960 he began making purely abstract sculptures constructed and welded in steel, comprising beams, girders and other elements painted in bright colours. The exhibition of these works at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1963 caused a sensation and heralded a revolution in sculpture. Within a short period conventional ideas about materials, method, surface, scale, form and space were overturned by his radical reworking of all these elements."--Jacket
Roy Lichtenstein : brushstrokes : four decades by Roy Lichtenstein( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Heilmann : to be someone by Elizabeth Armstrong( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last chance for Eden : selected art criticism by Christopher Knight, 1979-1994 by Christopher Knight( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knight has widened the lens of traditional art criticism, analyzing institutional presentations of exhibitions as a theater critic might: He discusses direction, sets, and plot, letting the public in on information usually possessed only by art-world insiders. Underlying it all is an alternative history of contemporary art, as Knight examines the intricate connections between the fine and popular arts, as seen through this country's first suburban sprawl - Los Angeles
About place : recent art of the Americas : the 76th American Exhibition, the Art Institute of Chicago by Madeleine Grynsztejn( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VB 08-36 : Vanessa Beecroft performances by Vanessa Beecroft( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto-impressies van 23 performances gehouden tussen 1994 en 1998
Suits : the clothes make the man by Todd Oldham( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art Guys traveled from Alaska to Florida, from New York to Los Angeles, shaking hands, exhibiting artwork, golfing, and kissing babies all along the way."--Jacket
Lari Pittman by Lari Pittman( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katalog over værker af den amerikanske kunstner Lari Pittman, f. 1952
War is beautiful : the New York Times pictorial guide to the glamour of armed conflict* by David Shields( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bestselling author David Shields analyzed over a decade's worth of front-page war photographs from The New York Times and came to a shocking conclusion: the photo-editing process of the 'paper of record, ' by way of pretty, heroic, and lavishly aesthetic image selection, pulls the wool over the eyes of its readers; Shields forces us to face not only the media's complicity in dubious and catastrophic military campaigns but our own as well. This powerful media mouthpiece, the mighty Times, far from being a check on governmental power, is in reality a massive amplifier for its dark forces by virtue of the way it aestheticizes warfare. Anyone baffled by the willful American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan can't help but see in this book how eagerly and invariably the Times led the way in making the case for these wars through the manipulation of its visuals. Shields forces the reader to weigh the consequences of our own passivity in the face of these images' opiatic numbing. The photographs gathered in War Is Beautiful, often beautiful and always artful, are filters of reality rather than the documentary journalism they purport to be"--
The altered landscape by Nevada Museum of Art( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended as an introduction to The Altered Landscape Collection. But even more, it introduces readers to the specific aesthetic objectives of the artists creating the photographs and to the larger issues of humankind's attitudes toward and uses of the land."--Jacket
Jennifer Steinkamp by JoAnne Northrup( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Steinkamp is trained in animation and computer graphics, her art existing as code, her computer serving as the paint, palette and brush. These essays trace her career, introduce her unique methods and show how her work takes Impressionist and Expressionist art to the next step
Charles Arnoldi by Charles Arnoldi( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the art of Charles Arnoldi from 1972 to 2008, which includes paintings, sculpture, and prints by the American artist; and includes an essay by Dave Hickey and the transcript of a conversation between Arnoldi, Gregory Amenoff, Fred Hoffman, Charlotte Jackson, and Michael Zakian
Howl : the artwork of Luis Jiménez by Camille Flores-Turney( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Alexander : in this light by Peter Alexander( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect wave : more essays on art and democracy by Dave Hickey( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dave Hickey was twelve, he rode the surfer's dream: the perfect wave. And, like so many things in life we long for, it didn't quite turn out----he shot the pier and dashed himself against the rocks of Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach, which just about killed him. Fortunately, for Hickey and for us, he survived, and continues to battle, decades into a career as one of America's foremost critical iconoclasts, a trusted, even cherished no-nonsense voice commenting on the all-too-often nonsensical worlds of art and culture. Perfect Wave brings together essays on a wide range of subjects from throughout Hickey's career, displaying his usual breadth of interest and powerful insight into what makes art work, or not, and why we care. With Hickey as our guide, we travel to Disneyland and Vegas, London and Venice. We discover the genius of Karen Carpenter and Waylon Jennings, learn why Robert Mitchum matters more than Jimmy Stewart, and see how the stillness of Antonioni speaks to us today. Never slow to judge--or to surprise us in doing so--Hickey powerfully relates his wincing disappointment in the later career of his early hero Susan Sontag, and shows us the appeal to our commonality that we've been missing in Norman Rockwell. With each essay, the doing is as important as what's done; the pleasure of reading Dave Hickey lies nearly as much in spending time in his company as in being surprised to find yourself agreeing with his conclusions. --
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Air guitar : essays on art & democracy
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Dave Hickey American art critic

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Hickey, David.

Hickey, David 1940-

히키, 데이브 1940-


Air guitar : essays on art & democracyHeat waves in a swamp : the paintings of Charles BurchfieldAnthony CaroRoy Lichtenstein : brushstrokes : four decadesMary Heilmann : to be someoneLast chance for Eden : selected art criticism by Christopher Knight, 1979-1994VB 08-36 : Vanessa Beecroft performancesSuits : the clothes make the man