Hardback Abstract Expressionism Exhibition Catalogue

This lavishly illustrated book accompanies the much-anticipated RA exhibition, opening in our main galleries on 24 September - the first major showing of Abstract Expressionism in Britain since 1959. 26% OFF! WAS £40, NOW £30
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Dimensions 30 x 28cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 320
No. of Illustrations 300
SKU 02085100

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Product story

This important publication, and the exhibition it accompanies, seeks to redress the balance and re-evaluate the movement, recognising its complex and fluid reality, and encompassing sculptors such as David Smith and photographers such as Aaron Siskind as well as some of the most famous painters of the twentieth century, including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky and Clyfford Still.

In 1946 the art critic Robert Coates, writing in The New Yorker, first used the term ‘Abstract Expressionism’. The two words combine the emotional intensity of the German Expressionists with the anti-figurative aesthetic of the European Abstract schools. Although they were being painted by then little-known artists working in low-rent studio space, works of Abstract Expressionist art now dominate the walls of major museums.