40 Years: Just Talking About Art



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Michael Auping, one of America's foremost curators of contemporary art, explores process and technique through conversations he has had over the past four decades with the most significant artists during his career.

At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Michael Auping helped transform the museum into an internationally acclaimed institution. This book collects nearly eighty conversations with more than forty of the artists he worked with, including Georg Baselitz, Louise Bourgeois, Ellsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Frank Stella, Kara Walker, and Lawrence Weiner. In his interviews - divided into thematic chapters such as \"Dimensions of Drawing,\" \"The Studio,\" \"Figures of Speech,\" and \"Light and Space\" - Auping's probing and eloquent curiosity elicits illuminating and fascinating insights from his subjects and touches on every aspect of the artistic process, allowing many of the artists to reveal interests and influences not exposed in other contexts.

Michael Auping served as Chief Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in Texas, from 1993 to 2017.

• Interviews: The book collects nearly eighty conversations with more than forty artists, offering a unique opportunity to hear from many of today's most renowned artists and elucidate the complex and often misunderstood aspects of the artistic process.
• Illustrations: While this is a reading book, it is also richly illustrated with relevant works of art and photographs from the artists' and Michael Auping's archives, featuring 150 illustrations, 90 of which are in colour.
• Artists: The book includes interviews with the following artists: Tadao Ando, Georg Baselitz, David Bates, Robert Bechtle, Jonathan Borofsky, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Joan Brown, Ian Burn, Scott Burton, James Lee Byars, Cai Guo-Qiang, John Chamberlain, Francesco Clemente, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Morton Feldman, Vernon Fisher, Lucian Freud, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Robert Irwin, Jess, Ellsworth Kelly, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Nicholas Nixon, Philip Pearlstein, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Susan Rothenberg, Ed Ruscha, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, Stephen Shore, Laurie Simmons, Frank Stella, Kara Walker, Lawrence Weiner, and Christopher Wilmarth.
• Range: Features interviews with key painters, sculptors, video artists, installation artists, and architects.

150 illustrations

ISBN: 9783791357409
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/04/2018
RRP: $105.00
Pages: 384
Dimension: 295mm X 248mm
Imprint: DelMonico Books