Edited by Robert Kushner with contributing essays by Elizabeth Baker, Holland Cotter, Michael Duncan, Oleg Grabar, Max Kozloff, Irving Sandler, Joan Simon, and Emna Zghal, this is the first-ever collection of essays by influential art critic, Amy Goldin. Over thirty essays taken from the pages of Artnews, Artforum, Art Journal, New American Review, International Journal for Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Art in America and her personal journals during the 60s and 70s, have been selected by artist Robert Kushner and relayed with insightful accounts from prominent art world writers.
Motifs and compositions from Japanese art have been a major influence on Robert Kushner’s paintings on canvas and his works on paper for many years. However, the body of work presented here marks a new direction for the artist: painting directly on antique Japanese folding screens and sliding doors–with dazzling results.
Twenty-five years of work by an artist whose career has included flamboyant performance pieces, the Pattern and Decoration movement, a 1980s return to the figure, and a concentration on flower and other still lifes of unmatched sensuality and opulence.