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Helfenstein, Josef

Works: 181 works in 696 publications in 4 languages and 9,434 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Adapter, Redactor, wst, Publishing director, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Josef Helfenstein
Most widely held works by Josef Helfenstein
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

17 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first to focus exclusively on Rauschenberg's rarely seen Cardboards, along with related works from his Made in Tampa Clay, Cardbirds, Egyptian, and Venetian series
Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Traylor, 1854-1949 : deep blues by Bill Traylor( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Traylor, born into slavery in 1854, began to draw at the age of 82 in 1939 when he moved from the plantation where he was born to Montgomery, Alabama. He has become an almost mythical figure in the history of American folk art
Louise Bourgeois : the early work by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and activism : projects of John and Dominique de Menil by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museums by Marcia Brennan( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book showcases some of the fifty works that the de Menils acquired over the decades, including pieces by such major twentieth-century artists as Lee Bontecou, Christo, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol, as well as an important group of African, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian works."--Jacket
Cy Twombly Gallery : the Menil Collection, Houston by Cy Twombly( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American artist Cy Twombly (1928-2011) created paintings and sculptures that defied conventional classification. In his works, Twombly incorporated a wide variety of elements, from scrawls and calligraphic marks to text from poetry and mythology. Opening in 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection was designed by Renzo Piano and has become a pilgrimage destination for the artist's avid admirers. The product of close collaboration between the Menil, Twombly, and the Dia Center for the Arts, the Gallery is one of the most extraordinary representations of any single 20th-century artist. Twombly chose the art that would be featured and worked closely with the builders to create the most appropriate venue for its presentation. This sumptuous volume showcases thirty-three paintings and eleven sculptures, including an immense 13 x 52-foot painting. Featuring large-scale, close-up details of many of the works, the book looks at paint, plaster, paintings, sculptures, and the "cues" that Twombly gave in his art about this special collection."--Publisher's description
Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the modernist impulse by Bill Traylor( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter de Maria : trilogies by Walter De Maria( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La exposición se compone de tres series de esculturas y pinturas. El Statement Series está formado por tres grandes pinturas monocromáticas con rectángulos de metal en medio. El Channel Series es un grupo de formas geométricas básicas, mientras que el Bel Air Trilogy son tres automóviles Chevrolet Bel Air 1955, alterados por el propio artista. En este caso, ha añadido un poste de metal, elemento formal asociado a su carrera, que va desde el parabrisas hasta la ventana posterior. Los postes tienen formas de objetos minimalistas: cuadrados, círculos, triangulos, creando una obra rigurosa y uniendo todas las obras de la exhibición en términos de color y forma
Drawings of choice from a New York collection by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the collector is anonymous, this catalog of some 100 works shows him (he is referred to as such in the introdugiton) to be quite a connoisseur of post-war American drawings. The 40 or so artists represented include Richard Serra, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Brice Marden, Sol LeWitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Anne Chu, Trisha Brown, Dan Flavin, and Carole Seborovski. Each drawing is nicely reproduced and is accompanied by an elucidative description (generally around 300 to 500 words). All were featured in a September 2002 exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Josef und Anni Albers : Europa und Amerika : Künstlerpaare, Künstlerfreunde by Josef Albers( Book )

23 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uninterrupted flux : Hedda Sterne, a retrospective by Hedda Sterne( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hedda Sterne's impressive art career began in the late 1930s when she exhibited with the Surrealists in Paris. She attained national prominence in the 1940s and 1950s, exhibiting with Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, and her career continues into the present. This book documents Sterne's importance to the post-war American art scene. It highlights notable periods in her artistic career, including her Machine and Spray Roads paintings, portraits, installations, and recent drawings."--BOOK JACKET
Experiments with truth : Gandhi and images of nonviolence by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and explores the resonance of Mohandas Gandhi's (1869-1948) ethics of nonviolence in the visual arts. Taking the form of a reader, the texts range across influences on Gandhian philosophy and outgrowths from it. The accompanying images include Gandhi's own iconography, photojournalism of related social movements and nonviolent struggles, artworks speaking to violence or issuing from an inner space of peace, and portraits of the Mahatma's forebears and followers. Experiments with Truth counterpoints art and ideas: religious art of the past, paintings and sculpture from the mid-20th century on, contemporary installations, newly written historical summaries and thematic explorations, reprints of texts by famous peacemakers, and passages in religious texts that inspired Gandhi
Johannes Itten, Künstler und Lehrer : Kunstmuseum Bern, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart by Johannes Itten( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World
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Heffenstein, Josef

Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacupBill Traylor, 1854-1949 : deep bluesThe Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New WorldArt and activism : projects of John and Dominique de MenilA modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museumsBill Traylor, William Edmondson and the modernist impulseDrawings of choice from a New York collectionUninterrupted flux : Hedda Sterne, a retrospective