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Kertess, Klaus

Works: 226 works in 495 publications in 3 languages and 9,782 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Filmed interviews  History  Filmed dance  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Redactor, Other, Interviewee, Artist
Classifications: N6537.B233, 759.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Klaus Kertess
Most widely held works by Klaus Kertess
Jean-Michel Basquiat by Richard Marshall( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete survey of the work of JeanMichel Basquiat with more than 270 illustrations
Joan Mitchell by Klaus Kertess( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first comprehensive presentation of Mitchell's work since her death. In her will, she directed that a longtime friend, Klaus Kertess, write the accompanying text. Kertess provides a richly textured account of Mitchell's life and work, tracing her evolution from her earliest efforts as a young artist in Chicago and her arrival in New York in the 1940s. He gives special attention to the array of gifted painters and poets in the legendary New York art scene of the 1950s, when Mitchell first made her mark, and discusses at length Mitchell's friendships with artists such as Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline and writers such as Frank O'Hara
Brice Marden, paintings and drawings by Klaus Kertess( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Winters by Lisa Phillips( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning drawings by Willem De Kooning( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series tekeningen uit de periode 1958-1980 van de abstract expressionistische schilder (1904-1997)
De Kooning : paintings, 1960-1980, kunstmuseum basel by Willem De Kooning( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Willem de Kooning is celebrated in the United States as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and a leading Abstract Expressionist. In Europe, however, the artist has yet to be fully recognized, particularly with regards to his work of the 1960s and 1970s, when he retreated from urban life to live and work on Long Island. This segment of de Kooning's oeuvre bears the imprint of a fundamental experience of the landscape, for it was in these Long Island works that he developed a new style of figuration, characterized by a transformed sense of color and energetic gesture. This period of vigorous, pioneering creativity is illuminated for the first time in this volume, which features a concentrated selection of large-format paintings. In images and essays by Klaus Kertess, Harold Rosenberg, and others, the book illustrates how de Kooning's paintings--although recognizable as landscapes--grew abstract under the influence of his intense experience of nature
Photography transformed : the Metropolitan Bank & Trust collection by Ohio) Metropolitan Bank & Trust (Cleveland( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1960s, the photographic medium has undergone fundamental changes in both its intentions and perceptions, joining and in some cases eclipsing the traditional fine arts of painting and sculpture. No longer a minor tributary navigated primarily by specialists, photography has become a powerful current in the art world's mainstream. Traditional photographers have been joined by painters, sculptors, filmmakers, and performance and video artists, and their dynamic innovations have forever altered the course of photography. The demand for the resulting works has developed and grown so quickly that no single museum could have assembled them. That they have now been brought together in one book is testament to the vision of a determined private collector, Robert M. Kaye, Chairman of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust." "The Metropolitan Bank & Trust holds the most comprehensive collection of contemporary artist-based and conceptual photography in the world, and this book represents the most complete survey - representing the work of nearly 200 artists - of contemporary art photography available. The artists and works featured range from Andy Warhol's dead-pan self-portraits and Robert Rauschenberg's revelatory elevations of the banal to the beautiful to Cindy Sherman's revolutionary filmic narratives and Andreas Gursky's monumental studies of modern life." "Klaus Kertess's essay, which serves as an introduction to the collection, places the artists and their work in the context of contemporary art practices, locating their origins and influences in the 1960s Minimalist and Pop Artraditions. His analysis explains how the works in the collection have revolutionized the medium, expressing ideas and innovations that had almost no precedent in its previous history, providing a fundamental understanding of how and why photography has taken center stage in the art world."--Jacket
Jane Freilicher by Klaus Kertess( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive survey of Freilicher's career. Lavishly illustrated with more than 150 images, the volume features five decades of her work, including the New York cityscapes, landscapes of Long Island, and still lives. This monograph will stand as a seminal work on a unique painter
1995 biennial exhibition by Whitney Museum of American Art( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and German and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met de volgende kunstenaars: Peggy Ahwesh, Karim Ainouz, Lawrence Andrews, David Armstrong, Hima B., Matthew Barney, James Bishop, Roddy Bogawa, Gregg Bordowitz, Stan Brakhage, Emily Breer, Peter Cain, Shu Lea Cheang, Cheryl Donegan, Stan Douglas, Carroll Dunham, Nicole Eisenman, Jeanne C, Finley & Gretchen Stoeltje, Jane Freilicher, Julio Galan, Ellen Gallagher, Harry Gamboa, Joe Gibbons, Nan Goldin, DeeDee Halleck, Thomas Allen Harris, Bessie Harvey, Todd Haynes, Peter Hutton, Ken Jacobs, Jim Jarmusch, Tom Kalin, Mike Kelley & Paul McCarthy, Toba Khedoori, Lewis Klahr, David Knudsvig, Harriet Korman, Greer Lankton, Elizabeth Le Compte/The Wooster Group, Barry Le Va, Siobhan Liddell, Judy Linn, Andrew Lord, David McDermott & Peter McGough, Brice Marden, Helen Marden, Agnes Martin, Frank Moore, Stephen Mueller, Catherine Murphy, Frances Negron-Muntaner, Andrew Noren, Catherine Opie, John O'Reilly, Gabriel Orozco, Raphael Montanes Ortiz, Jack Pierson, Lari Pittman, Scott Rankin, Charles Ray, Michael Rees, Milton Resnick, Sam Reveles, Jason Rhoades, Nancy Rubins, Robert Ryman, Peter Saul, Christian Schumann, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Margie Strosser & Peggy Ahwesh, Philip Taaffe, Diana Thater, Leslie Thornton, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Alan Turner, Cy Twombly, Willie Varela, Jeff Wall, Nari Ward, Lawrence Weiner, Sue Williams, Terry Winters, Andrea Zittell, Joe Zucker
Matthew Ritchie : more than the eye( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed in the art world for his room-size installations of paintings, sculpture, and digital projections, Matthew Ritchie's work investigates architecture and the dynamics of culture. Named by Time magazine in 2001 as one of 100 innovators for the new millennium, his rich work draws from subjects as diverse as ancient myth and medieval alchemy to cutting-edge physics and contemporary politics. This artist-designed book will explore Ritchie's large-scale artistic "interventions" in buildings designed by Morphosis and Frank Gehry among others, including the Guggenheim Museum, MIT, and culminating in The Morning Line, an unprecedented performance pavilion for the South Bank Centre, London."--Jacket
Art of grace and passion : antique American Indian art by George Everett Shaw( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trisha Brown : early works 1966-1979 by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trisha Brown, one of the most acclaimed choreographers of contemporary dance, first came to notice in New York in the 1960s. With a group of like-minded artists that included Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, she pushed the limits of what was then considered appropriate movement for choreography, and changed modern dance forever. After founding her own company in 1970, Brown developed a unique choreography and style to compliment her ideas of movement. This video collection captures eighteen major performances from 1966 through 1979, as well as an in-depth interview with art historian Klaus Kertess wherein Brown talks about her early years in the New York dance community, various collaborative efforts and colleagues, and offers insights on her own work
Subliming vessel : the drawings of Matthew Barney by Matthew Barney( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing has always been an incredibly important part of Matthew Barney's practice: his first major work--completed while still at Yale Art School - involved him creating a wall drawing while harnessed to the ceiling of his studio. In this exhibition and accompanying catalogue, one hundred of the artist's most important drawings are presented from his major series of works - including 'The Cremaster Cycle, ' 'The Drawing Restraint' series, and most notably 'Ancient Evenings, ' the body of work that has occupied the artist in the last few years (and is based on Norman Mailer's ancient Egyptian-inspired novel of the same name). This exhibition and catalogue also represent a unique collaboration between the artist and the august Morgan Library, in which he was invited by the institution to mine their extensive holdings in order to include objects (drawings, manuscripts, etc.) in the installation of his work, to create an interesting framework around the many ideas the artist is exploring. In addition to a major essay by curator Klaus Kertess, who considers the many themes the artist draws from, the book includes a poetic contribution by artist Roni Horn and an insightful text by Adam Phillips, noted psychoanalyst."--Publisher description
Bill Jacobson : 1989-1997 by Bill Jacobson( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire by numbers by Nan Goldin( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toxic beauty : the art of Frank Moore by Klaus Kertess( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore is the most comprehensive presentation to date of work by this remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS. Curated by independent scholar Susan Harris with Grey Art Gallery director Lynn Gumpert, the exhibition features approximately 35 major paintings and over 50 gouaches, prints, and drawings, as well as numerous sketchbooks, films, maquettes, source materials, and ephemera. The exhibition is accompanied by an amply illustrated catalogue with essays by Susan Harris, renowned critic Klaus Kertess, and artist/activist Gregg Bordowitz. Harris evokes a compelling portrait of the multitalented artist as revealed through his personal papers and notebooks. Kertess examines Moore's recurrent themes and eclectic influences while situating the artist's work within a larger art historical context. Finally, Bordowitz sheds light on Moore's passionate AIDS activism and how his work conveys feelings of loss, fear, and hope as well as gay male identity during the early days of the pandemic. The catalogue will also include a selected bibliography, chronology, and excerpts from Moore's own writings. Both the exhibition and catalogue will highlight previously unpublished archival material--such as sketchbooks and documents--culled from the vast Frank Moore Papers, totaling 44 linear feet, housed at NYU's Fales Library. These archival materials provide fascinating insights into Moore's life and work: the sketchbooks reveal his penchant for journaling and his extraordinary draftsmanship. The drawings include detailed preparatory studies for his large-scale paintings and custom-crafted frames, as well as lighthearted vignettes of a more personal and even humorous nature."--Publisher's website
Barry Le Va, 1966-1988 by Barry Le Va( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing restraint 7 by Matthew Barney( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his films, videos, and sculptural installations, Matthew Barney's primary interest has been the transformation and metamorphosis of the physical body. In elaborate, ritualized performances Barney uses a highly developed visual language to address such themes as endurance, androgyny, autoeroticism, and spectacle
Peter Young : paintings, 1963-1980 by Peter Young( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paintings: 1963-1980 is published in conjunct with the Peter Young retrospective at P.S.1 (June 24 through September 24) and is the official catalogue of the exhibition. The book contains 75 plates, featuring work Young made during the first two decades of his career in New York City and Bisbee, AZ, where he currently lives and works. Young first moved to New York in 1960 to study art history at N.Y.U., and went on to study painting at The Art Students League, studying under Steven Green and Estaban Vicente, and graduating in 1963. Young had his first solo show at the Nicolas Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles in 1968, and was included in the 1968 Whitney Biennial and in the 1972 Documenta. The P.S.1 exhibit marks the occasion of Peter Young's first retrospective." "The book features an introduction by PARC Foundation director David Deutsch, a foreward by P.S.1 director Alanna Heiss, as well as essays by Klaus Kertess and Ellen H. Johnson. Kertess's essay "Tribe of One" was written specifically for inclusion in the book, and Johnson's essay "Peter Young: A Chronology of the Work" was reprinted with permission of the Johnson Estate, originally published in Artforum in 1971"--Jacket
John O'Reilly : assemblies of magic by John O'Reilly( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Joan MitchellBrice Marden, paintings and drawingsTerry WintersWillem de Kooning drawingsDe Kooning : paintings, 1960-1980, kunstmuseum baselPhotography transformed : the Metropolitan Bank & Trust collectionJane FreilicherMatthew Ritchie : more than the eye
Alternative Names
Kertess, Klaus D.

Kertess, Klaus Juergen-Dieter

Klaus Kertess