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Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Overview
Works: 124 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 8,277 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Artists' books  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: ND237.B2763, 700.92
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Most widely held works by Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Basquiat by Jean-Michel Basquiat ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived to the age of only twenty-seven. His meteoric career as an artist had lasted no more than eight years. The one-time teenage runaway and high-school dropout was first included in a group exhibition in 1980, and almost immediately knew considerable success, enjoying his first solo exhibition just two years later. Basquiat quickly became a notable figure on the international art scene, mixing with dealers and artists. Among these was Andy Warhol, with whom he established a close working relationship." "Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is both shrewdly observed and biting. Characterized by their intensely personal nature and the raw, almost aggressive handling of paint, these works have an enduring power to move and to confound." "Viewing the heady world of the 1980s art scene from the beginning of a new century, we are able to look at Basquiat's achievements with increasing objectivity. Rather than explore his persona, this book aims to demonstrate the lasting quality of Basquiat's work itself, as well as its uniqueness within modern art. It strives not only to reevaluate his principal works, but also to explain Basquiat's continuing interest as a major painter."--P. [4] of cover
WACK! : art and the feminist revolution ( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written entries on each artist offer key biographical and descriptive information and accompanying essays by leading critics, art historians, and scholars offer new perspectives on feminist art practice. The topics provide a broad social context for the artworks themselves
Barbara Kruger by Barbara Kruger ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Automobile and culture by Gerald Silk ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visual music : synaesthesia in art and music since 1900 by Olivia Mattis ( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This new book and the exhibition it accompanies trace the history of a revolutionary idea: that fine art should attain the abstract purity of music. Over the past one hundred years adventurous modern and contemporary artists have explored unorthodox means to invent a kinetic, nonrepresentational art modeled upon pure instrumental music." "Music has inspired some of the most progressive art of our time - from the abstract painting of Wassily Kandinsky and Frantisek Kupka to the mid-century experimental films of Oskar Fischinger and Harry Smith to the contemporary installations of Jennifer Steinkamp and Jim Hodges. While early abstract paintings tended to approach music metonymically, the color organs, films, light shows, and installations from the mid-twentieth century to the present day engage a range of perceptual faculties simultaneously to create a plethora of sensations in the viewer." "The most complete examination of this phenomenon to date, Visual Music features ninety major works of art plus related documentation, focusing on abstract and mixed-media art forms and their connections to musical forms as varied as classical, jazz, and electronica. The book includes an introduction by Jeremy Strick; three scholarly essays, each discussing a distinct art-historical period in depth; and an additional essay by Olivia Mattis that approaches the subject from a musicologist's perspective, as well as a chronology, artist biographies, and a selected bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
Charles Ray by Charles Ray ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexis Smith by Alexis Smith ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helter skelter : L.A. art in the 1990s by Catherine Gudis ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sculpture in reverse by Michael Heizer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laura Owens by Laura Owens ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blues for smoke by Bennett Simpon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Covering nearly half a century and including the works of some 50 artists in a wide variety of media, this book looks beyond ideas of musical category to identify the blues as a visual and cultural idiom that has informed multiple generations of artists--from Romare Bearden and William Eggleston to David Hammons and David Simon, creator of the television series The Wire. Generously illustrated with paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, installation, and video stills, and containing a wide range of critical writing, poetry, and fiction, the catalog explores topics central to the blues--from articulations of daily life, modes of abstraction and repetition, and self-performance to ecstatic and cathartic expression and metaphors of memory and the archive. Both scholarly and unique, this reimagining of all things "blues" will draw audiences from across cultural and racial boundaries as it celebrates a uniquely American idiom that has made its mark on nearly every contemporary artistic medium"--
The Arts for television ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret of life and death by Allen Ruppersberg ( Book )
in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy McMakin : a door meant as adornment by Roy McMakin ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MOCA Focus : Alexandra Grant by Alexandra Grant ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MOCA Focus : Sterling Ruby : supermax 2008 by Sterling Ruby ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sam Francis by Pontus Hultén ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Książka towarzysząca wystawie w Kunst- und Ausstellunghshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn 12 luty - 18 kwiecień 1993
Rebecca Horn : diving through Buster's bedroom by Rebecca Horn ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea of the West by Doug Aitken ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"1000 interviews were conducted in-person, asking: "What is your idea of the West?" This book presents a collective response"--Page 4 of cover
Jennifer Bornstein by Jennifer Bornstein ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Geffen Contemporary (Museum : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Geffen Contemporary (muzeum : Los Angeles, Kalifornie)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
MOCA.
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Calif.
Temporary Contemporary.
Temporary Contemporary (Museum : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Temporary Contemporary (muzeum : Los Angeles, Kalifornie)
Languages
English (130)
Covers