Thomas Houseago: Almost Human

Thomas Houseago: Almost Human

Description

Los Angeles-based sculptor Thomas Houseago (born 1972) is part of a recent generation revisiting modernist sculpture through a contemporary lens, adding an array of nontraditional materials to the standard repertoire and finding new ways to dramatize figuration, often "leaving the seams showing," so to speak. His often monumental works thus possess a somewhat monstrous character; probably the best-known instance of this is his Baby, which he presented at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, and L'Homme, which debuted at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Published for his 2019 show at the Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, this book includes an interview between Houseago and Paul McCarthy; a section of plates plus a focus on the two pieces produced for the exhibition in Paris; and texts by David Hockney (on the Leeds-to-Los Angeles trajectory, with which Hockney is himself familiar), Rudi Fuchs (on one artwork), Lorna Simpson and Jan Dibbets.


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Details

Author(s)
Thomas Houseago, Jan Dibbets, Paul McCarthy, Kara Walker, David Hockney, Olivia Gaultier, Rudi Fuchs, Fabrice Hergott, Muna El Fituri, James Gray
Format
Hardback | 144 pages
Dimensions
244 x 305 x 25mm | 1,179g
Publication date
23 Jul 2019
Publisher
Paris-Musees
Publication City/Country
France
Language
English
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
Bilingual
ISBN10
2759604136
ISBN13
9782759604135
Bestsellers rank
756,196