Unnatural wonders: essays from the gap between art and life

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An Incisive Account of the Bizarre, Often Bewildering Art World of TodayArthur Danto's new collection finds him, and the art world, at a point when the art world has become pluralistic, even chaotic-with one medium as good as the next-when the moment for "next things" has passed. Since 1984, when Danto-already an eminent philosopher--became The Nation's art critic, he has been one of the foremost theorists of contemporary art's history and evolution, and at the same time the most incisive and illuminating critic of new work. In his view, the historical development of art reached a kind of zenith in the pop period, most famously with Warhol's Brillo Boxes. Danto's five volumes of review essays (all published by FSG) form a kind of chronicle of the art world since the Brillo moment, and a running appraisal of the great variety of significant work made since then. In this new book, he shows how work that bridges the gap between art and life is now the definitive work of our time: Damien Hirst's arrays of skeletons and anatomical models, Barbara Kruger's tchotchke-ready slogans, Renee Cox's nude portrait of herself at the Last Supper. To the obvious question--is this stuff really art?--Danto replies with an enthusiastic yes, explaining, with a philosopher's clarity and an art lover's sense of delight, how these "unnatural wonders" show us who we are.
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table_of_contents Preface -- Introduction: Art criticism after the end of art -- Whitney Biennial 2000 -- "Making choices" at MOMA -- Chardin -- Tilman Riemanschneider -- Damien Hirst -- Barbara Kruger -- Yoko Ono -- Sean Scully and the art of painting -- Paul McCarthy -- Sol Lewitt -- Renee Cox: Yo Mama's Last supper -- William Kentridge -- Picasso erotique -- Joseph Bartscherer's obituary -- Philip Guston -- Philip Guston: the Nixon drawings -- Alberto Giacometti -- Norman Rockwell -- Surrealism and eroticism -- Artemesia Gentileschi -- Gerhard Richter -- Barnett Newman and the heroic sublime -- Joan Mitchell -- The art of 9/11 -- Robert Mangold -- Park Avenue cubists -- Da Vinci drawings -- Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle -- Christian Schad and the Sachlichkeit of sex -- Malevich and supermatism -- Max Beckmann -- Whitney Biennial 2004 -- John Currin -- Dieter Roth -- Jeff Koons -- Installations by Joshua Neustein -- Kalliphobia -- The world as warehouse: Fluxus and philosophy -- Painting and politics -- The fly in the bottle.
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title Unnatural wonders : essays from the gap between art and life
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