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Storr, Robert

Works: 617 works in 1,465 publications in 3 languages and 27,114 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Portraits  Interviews  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, zxx, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer, Interviewee, Collector, wat, Instrumentalist
Classifications: N6537.C54, 759.13
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Chuck Close by Robert Storr( Book )

22 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and three other museums between February 26, 1998 and May, 1999
Philip Guston by Robert Storr( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close by Chuck Close( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern art despite modernism by Robert Storr( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, explores the antimodernist impulse and, in so doing, presents a new vision of the complexities of modern art. In an in-depth study, Robert Storr, Senior Curator in the Museum's Department of Painting and Sculpture, traces the development of what he calls the anti-avant-garde, from its first appearance as the widespread "return to order" in European art after World War I through the reemergence of figuration in international work of the 1980s." "Storr discusses the social, political, and historical forces affecting paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints, along with the influence of such major figures as Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix, and Philip Guston on the ascendancy of classicizing, narrative, and so-called traditional art at various times in the twentieth century. The fact that artists often crossed the boundary between modernism and the anti-avant garde - and that their aesthetic choices were not necessarily aligned with their political views - may surprise readers. Storr also looks at changing notions of taste and the reception of avant-garde art in the United States, a process in which The Museum of Modern Art played a key role."--Jacket
Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and German and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview - Survey - Focus - Artist's choice - Artist's writings - Chronology
Alex Katz by Alex Katz( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 665 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
Making choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955 by Peter Galassi( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book is published to accompany the second of three cycles of exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art. The first cycle, ModernStarts, explored the period from 1880 to 1920; Making Choices considers the years between 1920 and 1960; the third cycle, Open Ends, will concentrate on art since 1960." "More than 300 works are reproduced in Making Choices, representing all of the Museum's curatorial departments: architecture and design, drawings, film and video, painting and sculpture, photography, and prints and illustrated books. By selecting four years from a span of four decades, the authors were able for each year to delve deeply into the Museum's rich collection, assembling many fascinating but unfamiliar works along with justly famous masterpieces. The resulting groupings and juxtapositions reflect the simultaneous convergence and divergence of a wide range of creative endeavors at any one moment. For example: Christina's World, an outstanding example of Andrew Wyeth's realist dissent from modernist innovation, and Number 1, 1948, Jackson Pollock's landmark experiment in abstraction, were both painted in 1948. In this lively book, they face each other on opposite pages, challenging the reader to grapple with the vital multiplicity of modern art."--Jacket
Tony Smith : architect, painter, sculptor by Tony Smith( Book )

24 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is published to accompany a major retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1998, which is the first comprehensive showing of Tony Smith's work as an architect, painter, and sculptor. The essays include Robert Storr's analysis and assessment of Smith's life and work in all mediums, in which he discusses the artist's relationship to the leading Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s, his association with the Minimalist sculptors of the 1960s, and Smith's unique place in the history of American modernist art. John Keenen explores Smith's work as an architect of both built and unbuilt projects. Joan Pachner's two texts survey Smith's paintings and drawings and his monumental sculptural forms." "Three plate sections reproduce more than 190 works: Smith's architectural designs; his varied drawings and paintings; and his sculptural models and completed sculptures. An illustrated chronology tells the story of the artist's life, and a section of writings, interviews, and letters documents Smith's own thoughts as well as the recollections of family and friends. A selected bibliography and an exhibition history complete the book."--Jacket
Philip Pearlstein : since 1983 by Robert Storr( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long acknowledged as a master of contemporary realism, Philip Pearlstein has remained true to his pursuit of painting monumental nudes since the 1960s. Eschewing the minimalism, conceptualism, and later expressionism practiced by many of his contemporaries, Pearlstein has followed a course of figurative painting that has proven to be very influential to a younger generation of artists." "This selection of sixty paintings and watercolors from the past two decades reveals the intelligence and virtuosity that have made Pearlstein a contemporary master over the course of his long career. The book also includes an enlightening interview with the artist and a thoughtful essay by curator and scholar Robert Storr, who has known Pearlstein for many years."--Jacket
Elizabeth Murray by Robert Storr( Book )

18 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Murray has radically altered the structure of Modernist painting. Her shaped and constructed canvases, often topologically modeled in three dimensions or fitted together out of multiple jigsaw-like parts, treat figure and ground in unprecedented ways, giving the elastic shapes of classic Surrealism a space in their own image. The alternatively comfortable and cataclysmic world that her images depict would crack irreveocably if it followed Euclidean logic; instead, it constantly metamorphoses under stress. With a chaptered essay by Robert Storr, plate section, an in-depth interview, the book will explore Murray's relation to artists such as Joan Miro, Stuart Davis, Claes Oldenburg and Frank Stella, as well as to the mainstream and opened up options for rising generations. This book accompanies ths most detailed examination of Murray's art yet mounted, showing its development from Pop-oriented reliefs in the 1960s to the extraordinary volumetric of her recent work
Raymond Pettibon by Robert Storr( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"California-based artist Raymond Pettibon began making his signature ink-wash drawings framed or pinned directly on the wall, they are often combined by the dozens in no discernible order, like a giant scattered notebook. With solo exhibitions worldwide including a retrospective at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1994), Pettibon is considered one of the world's most significant innovators of figurative art. Poet and novelist Dennis Cooper speaks with the artist about recurring obsessions such as baseball, film noir, surfers and the animated figure Gumby. Museum of Modern Art curator Robert Storr examines the full scope of Pettibon's prolific career, setting the artist firmly within the tradition of Western figurative painting. Critic and curator Ulrich Loock looks at a single strand in Pettibon's oeuvre: a drawing centering on the character Vavoom. The artist has chosen three extracts from The Art of English Poesie by George Puttenham, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, and Modern Painters by John Ruskin. This book also includes never-before-published scripts from as-yet-unmade videos on subjects from Jim Morrison to Hollywood."--Jacket
Robert Ryman by Robert Storr( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : October 18, 1977 by Robert Storr( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publikacja towarzysząca wystawie: Museum of Modern Art, Nowy Jork, 5 listopada 2000 - 30 stycznia 2001 r
Rackstraw Downes by Sanford Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrated with copious examples from thirty years of Rackstraw Downes work, the book makes clear why Downes is widely regarded as a "painter's painter." It show-cases many of the artist's panoramic pictures - painted with a strong sense of place and a miniaturist's sense of scale. The images, which depict industrial parks, construction sites, housing projects, refineries, razor wire, and landfills, stimulate fresh thoughts about these supposedly unattractive sights." "The three essays that accompany Downes's art provide rare insights into the way a painter thinks and works."--Jacket
A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De jaren zestig in de carrière van de veelzijdige Amerikaanse maker (geb. 1941) van o.a. performances, installaties, videokunst en sculptuur
Dislocations by Robert Storr( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhard Richter : doubt and belief in painting by Robert Storr( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz paints Ada by Robert Storr( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between a rock and a hard place by Robert Storr( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essay on the role of modern art museums and multiculturalism was ... conceived in two parts ... The second deals both first-hand and historically with the aesthetic, political, and practical problems entailed in addressing the fact of pluralism in art"--Page i
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Chuck Close
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Robert Storr American artist

Storr, Robert V. 1949-

English (243)

German (3)

Dutch (1)

Philip GustonModern art despite modernismLouise BourgeoisAlex KatzMaking choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955Tony Smith : architect, painter, sculptorPhilip Pearlstein : since 1983Elizabeth Murray