Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting

Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting


By (author) Peio Aguirre, By (author) Negar Azimi, By (author) Marina Cashdan, By (author) Phaidon Editors

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  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 259mm x 297mm x 41mm | 2,381g
  • Publication date: 24 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 071486160X
  • ISBN 13: 9780714861609
  • Illustrations note: 500 colour
  • Sales rank: 22,134

Product description

An up-to-the-minute survey of contemporary painting featuring 115 artists from around the world, Vitamin P2 allows the reader to look at the medium in detail, to study painting's unique properties in relation to itself, in relation to contemporary art and in relation to the world at large.

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Barry Schwabsky is a London-based writer. Currently International Reviews Editor at Artforum and Art Critic at The Nation, he has contributed to numerous art publications, including Phaidon's Jessica Stockholder (1995) and Vitamin P (2002), and is the author of The Widening Circle: The Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art (1997), as well as several volumes of poetry. He has taught at Yale, New York University and Goldsmiths, among other institutions.

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'Vitamin P2 [...] is a colossal overview of 115 painters from 30 countries. ... refreshing' Aesthetica 'Leading critics, curators, and academics profile the latest contemporary painters making a splash in an up-to-the-minute overview.' C Magazine 'Compiled with the nominations of curators, critics, and art historians, the book is a must-read for any art lover.'