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Storr, Robert

Works: 883 works in 1,896 publications in 3 languages and 31,615 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Portraits  History  Biographies  Catalogs  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, zxx, Other, Interviewer, Author of introduction, wat, Collector, wst, Interviewee, Actor, Curator, Director, Instrumentalist, Publishing director, Compiler
Classifications: ND588.R48, 759.13
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Gerhard Richter : forty years of painting by Robert Storr( Book )

25 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential painters working today. Since the early 1960s, his work has received much attention and many international accolades. Richter's diverse body of work calls into question such widely held assumptions as the importance of stylistic consistency, individual artistic sensibility, spontaneous creativity, and the impact of technology and media imagery to traditional studio methods and formats. Unlike many artists today, he has explored these issues mainly through the medium of painting, challenging it to meet the demands posed by new forms of conceptual art. His varied output ranges from austere photo-based figurative realism of the early 1960s to brightly colored gestural abstractions of the early 1980s and encompasses such startling works as his brilliant cycle of black-and-white paintings of the Baader-Meinhof group, thought-provoking monochrome abstractions and banal Pop images, delicate landscapes and intimate portraits. As an artist, Richter has assumed a critical distance from vanguardists and conservatives alike regarding what painting should be; and the result has been a vital renewal of painting itself." "This book accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of the seventy-year-old German artist's paintings ever to appear in New York and includes beautiful color plates and duotones of some two hundred canvases in a broad representation of his forty years of painting. In addition, this volume contains a substantial recent interview with Richter, a chronology, selected bibliography, and comprehensive exhibition history. The retrospective this book accompanies was organized by Robert Storr, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. After its showing in New York, this extraordinary exhibition will be seen in Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C."--Jacket
Chuck Close by Robert Storr( Book )

23 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chuck Close, a leading figure in the New York art world since the early 1970s, has had essentially one subject - the human face. These oversized, closely cropped images invite the viewers' attention: they look out at us while we stare back at them. In his early work, Close used himself, his family, and many of his friends as his subjects. More recently he has concentrated on portraits of his artist friends, including Elizabeth Murray, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucas Samaras, Alex Katz, Kiki Smith, Lorna Simpson, and Robert Rauschenberg."--BOOK JACKET. "Chuck Close is published to accompany a mid-career retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in February 1998, organized by Robert Storr, Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture."--Publisher's description
Philip Guston by Robert Storr( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern art despite modernism by Robert Storr( Book )

20 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 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
Chuck Close by Chuck Close( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 676 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
Tony Smith : architect, painter, sculptor by Tony Smith( Book )

29 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 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
Making choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955 by Peter Galassi( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 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
Philip Pearlstein : since 1983 by Robert Storr( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 637 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 )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 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 )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 524 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
Gerhard Richter : October 18, 1977 by Robert Storr( Book )

24 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the many thousands of paintings, sculptures, and constructions in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, 150 outstanding examples have been selected to indicate the quality and diversity of modern masters and movements from about 1885 to the present day. This book, a substantial revision of An Invitation to See first published in 1973, takes account of new developments in art since then and the Museum's acquisition of notable examples of both earlier and more recent date. Of the 120 paintings reproduced, almost a quarter are new selections; and whereas the original edition was confined to paintings, in the present volume 30 examples of three-dimensional works have been included." "Painters range from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century pioneers of modernism such as Degas, Cezanne, van Gogh, and Seurat to current artists who challenge the very premises of modernism itself. Sculptures vary from representations of the human figure by Rodin, Matisse, and Moore to an abstraction by Arp, a bird by Brancusi, and a soft sculpture by Oldenburg. Among the constructions are works by Picasso, Calder, and David Smith." "The selections are grouped in pairs or sequences that offer opportunities for contrasts or comparisons - sometimes of an unexpected sort. Such traditional genres as portraits, historical subjects, landscapes, city views, and still life are investigated, as well as the many kinds of abstraction that have evolved during the past century. Different ways of portraying reality and fantasy are discussed, as well as artists' free experimentation with new mediums and means of expression. The comments that accompany the illustrations include frequent quotations from statements by the artists themselves or from writings by distinguished critics."--Jacket
Rackstraw Downes by Sanford Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 455 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
Willem de Kooning : the late paintings, the 1980s by Willem De Kooning( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paintings made during the 1980s by American artist Willem de Kooning constitute a major and largely unknown chapter in a career that spanned more than half a century. With the exception of a relatively small number of works that were shown in museums and galleries during the past decade, few of these paintings have been seen by the general or even specialized art public. This volume contains approximately forty works made between 1981 and 1987, drawn from public and private collections and from the artist's own holdings. Variously spare, animated, and richly hued, these paintings demonstrate a striking formal and emotional range
A rose has no teeth : Bruce Nauman in the 1960s by Constance Lewallen( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most innovative, provocative, and influential of America's contemporary artists, Bruce Nauman spent his formative years in Northern California. This text explores Nauman's relationship to the place where he created his earliest and most strikingly original works during the mid to late 1960s
Dislocations by Robert Storr( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibitions: Washington DC: Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden~February 20-May 18, 2003
Robert Ryman by Robert Storr( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Katz paints Ada by Robert Storr( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost fifty years, the American artist Alex Katz (b. 1927) has painted a series of portraits of his wife, Ada. This beautifully illustrated book is the first to focus on these iconic paintings, which are unprecedented in their focus on a single figure over many years." "In this volume, leading scholars explore the allure of Ada as a subject and the art-historical importance of Katz's portraits, asking fascinating questions about Katz's methods and intentions: What do these paintings reveal and conceal about their subject? What does Katz do in the studio to convey such vitality on his canvases? How does Katz's work fit into the history of portraiture and the art movements of the 1960s and beyond? Acclaimed art critic and curator Robert Storr examines Ada's alluring persona, comparing her to other "goddesses" who have captivated centuries of portrait painters. James Schuyler recounts a day in Katz's studio, and the late British art critic Lawrence Alloway explores the role of repetition in the Ada portraits, which he views as a cycle of images with antecedents in Velazquez and Rembrandt." "Featuring the renowned series of Ada portraits, this book demonstrates the cumulative power and enduring delight of Alex Katz's achievement, as well as his devotion to his greatest muse."--Jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gerhard Richter : forty years of painting
Chuck ClosePhilip GustonModern art despite modernismLouise BourgeoisAlex KatzTony Smith : architect, painter, sculptorMaking choices : 1929, 1939, 1948, 1955Philip Pearlstein : since 1983
Alternative Names
Robert Storr American artist

Robert Storr Amerikanischer Kurator und Kunstkritiker

Robert Storr artista estadounidense

Robert Storr artista estatunidenc

Robert Storr artiste américain

Storr, R.

Storr, Robert V. 1949-

Роберт Сторр американский художественный критик, художник и куратор, преподаватель Йельской школы искусств, куратор Венецианской биеннале в 2007 г.

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German (2)

Dutch (1)