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    DescriptionSince the late 1990s, when he first began to produce drawings and paintings, Michael Borremans has created an extraordinarily mature body of work that has captured international attention. The disparate spaces he imagines in his paintings, drawings, sculptures and films are unified by an uncanny sense of dislocation and an often unsettling beauty. Rendered in complex palettes and exquisite techniques, Borremans' works in all media embrace a rich legacy of artistic progenitors, but remain firmly anchored in the present. Presenting over 100 works created by the artist over a 14-year period in all media, this publication includes many works not previously reproduced in books or catalogues, offering the most complete overview of Borremans' oeuvre to date. Contributions include a concise and incisive overview of Borremans' practice; a revealing, in-depth interview between the main author of the book, Jeffrey Grove, and the artist, addressing process, influence and philosophical and critical issues; as well as more than 50 individual entries and mini-essays on individual works in the artist's oeuvre by notable writers, curators, filmmakers and musicians. Described by the artist as "the mother of all Borremans books," "Michael Borremans: As Sweet As It Gets" is published on the occasion of a major mid-career retrospective. Initially trained in photography and graphic design, the Belgian artist Michael Borremans (born 1963) turned to painting at the age of 30. Work by the artist is held in numerous public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Borremans lives and works in Ghent.


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    Title
    Michael Borremans
    Subtitle
    As Sweet as it Gets
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jeffrey D. Grove
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 290 mm
    Height: 340 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 2,858 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783775737692
    ISBN 10: 3775737693
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    B&T Approval Code: A03280000
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030
    DC23: 759.949322
    Thema V1.0: AGC
    Publisher
    Hatje Cantz
    Imprint name
    Hatje Cantz
    Publication date
    31 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
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