In 2000, Ryan McGinley, then a student, staged his first exhibition of photographs in an abandoned SoHo gallery. To coincide with the show, the artist created several handmade books featuring a sampling of his work entitled The Kids Are Alright. A copy eventually found its way into the hands of Sylvia Wolf, then a curator of photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2003, Wolf mounted an exhibition of his work at the venerable institution, the youngest artist to ever have a solo show at the museum.
What Wolf recognized—and what other critics, curators, and collectors would quickly discover—was an artist who understood and chronicled his own generation (habituées of New York City’s downtown) as no artist had before him. McGinley had managed to capture the hedonistic adventures of youth culture—kids hanging out and enjoying life—but without the dark underbelly of earlier artists who mined similar themes. As the work evolved, he moved away from the more documentary aspect of the early photographs and began to create scenarios where he could explore different ideas (aesthetic and otherwise). This eventually led to the now legendary summer-long road trips, capturing groups of twenty-somethings amongst a variety of American landscapes. In his most recent body of work, McGinley continues to explore—in black and white as well as in color—the body but in the still, pared down atmosphere of his studio.
In this first major monograph chronicling the entirety of the artist’s career, McGinley’s work is considered by three extraordinary figures: Chris Kraus, novelist and critic; John Kelsey, writer, artist and activist; and Gus Van Sant, the auteur filmmaker. Each attends—through the lens of their own rich insights—to various aspects of the artist’s work and creative process, offering in-depth and unique perspectives on McGinley’s work and import.
Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, most recently Summer of Hate (2012) and two books of art criticism. She writes frequently about visual and literary culture for Art in America, Artforum, May Revue, Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. The recipient of a Warhol Foundation Arts Writing grant, she has published essays and monographs on contemporary artists including Jorge Pardo, Moyra Davey, Elke Krystufek, Tiny Creatures, The Bernadette Corporation, among many others. With Richard Birkett and Marco Vera, she organized the Artists Space exhibition “Radical Localism–Media and Art from the Pueblo Nuevo Gallery Mexicali Rose” in 2012. She teaches writing at European Graduate School.
John Kelsey is a writer, artist, and activist based in New York City. He is a member of the collective Bernadette Corporation and co-founder of the gallery Reena Spaulings Fine Art. His texts on contemporary art have appeared frequently in Artforum, where he is a contributing editor. He is the author of Rich Texts: Selected Writing for Art (Sternberg Press, 2010).
Gus Van Sant is a filmmaker, writer, artist and musician. His films include Drugstore Cowboy, Gerry, and My Own Private Idaho. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director—in 1998 for Good Will Hunting and in 2009 for Milk. His films Paranoid Park (2007) and Last Days (2005) were both nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. In 2003 Elephant garnered that prestigious honor and Van Sant received the award for Best Director.
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Description du livre Rizzoli, 2012. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0847838315
Description du livre RIZZOLI, 2012. Paperback. État : NEUF. Profondément ancré dans la contre-culture américaine, Ryan McGinley photographie une jeunesse américaine libre et décomplexée. Ses clichés à la construction aléatoire et aux couleurs approximatives sont clairement influencés par le " snapshot " et le polaroïd. - Poids : 2000g - Genre : Photo Vidéo. N° de réf. du libraire N9780847838318
Description du livre Rizzoli Intl Pubns, 2012. Hardcover. État : Brand New. first edition edition. 240 pages. 12.00x11.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0847838315
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Description du livre Rizzoli, 2012. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110847838315
Description du livre Rizzoli International Publications June 2012, 2012. Hardcover. État : New. In 2002, two years after Ryan McGinley, then a student, staged his first exhibition of photographs in a SoHo gallery, he created inexpensive handmade books of a sampling of his work titled 'The Kids Are Alright.' Those books eventually found their way to Sylvia Wolf, then curator of photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, who gave him a solo show a year later, making him the youngest artist to have a one-person exhibition at the museum. What critics, curators, and collectors would quickly discover was an artist who understood and chronicled his own generation as no other had. Compared early on to masters of photography and film, such as Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, McGinley's early work documents the lives of his friends--the hedonistic exploits of youth culture but without the dark undertone of earlier artists who mined similar themes. As he evolved, he began to create scenarios where he could explore different ideas (aesthetic and otherwise), and this led to his infamous summer-long road trips, which he conducted for five years, capturing a myriad of twentysomethings enjoying each other and their surroundings. In addition to these seminal works, McGinley is known for his chronicling of the singer Morrissey's sold-out tours around the world. This is the first major volume on this important and prolific artist, featuring the most comprehensive selection of his work. N° de réf. du libraire 179673
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Description du livre Rizzoli, 2012. Hardcover. État : NEW. Etat de la jaquette : new. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED COPY Rizzoli, New York, 2012. Hardcover in pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. New monograph (12"x11"). 238 pp. Beautifully printed plates in b&w and color. Contributions by John Kelsey, Gus Van Sant, and Chris Kraus. Signed on the half title by Ryan McGinley. SIGNED. Book Condition: New/Fine copy. SIGNED. N° de réf. du libraire 613