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Theft is Vision
Robert Nickas [see all titles]
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Robert Nickas Theft is Vision
Published with JRP|Ringier.
published in 2008
English edition
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
270 pages (36 b/w ill.)
€15.00
ISBN: 978-2-84066-206-8 / 978-3-905770-36-0
EAN: 9783905770360
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Gathering essays and interviews from 1995 to today, this book offers both an insight into Nickas' vision on contemporary art and a portrait of the American art scene over the last few decades.
Structured like a novel, this publication traces recent art production to Pop art and Appropriation art; reflects on the importance of Warhol, On Kawara, and Punk in contemporary culture; pays homage to overlooked figures such as Cady Noland, Jamie Reid, and Steven Parrino.
Texts on John Armleder, Jules de Balincourt, Leigh Bowery, Art Chantry, Gregory Crewdson, Verne Dawson, Trisha Donnelly, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Wayne Gonzales, On Kawara, Jutta Koether, McDermott & McGough, John Miller, Cady Noland, Phil Ochs, Steven Parrino, Laurie Parsons, Walter Pfeiffer, Jamie Reid, Terry Riley, Stephen Shore, Lily van der Stokker, Philip Taaffe, Wolfgang Tillmans, The Fall, Johnny Vomit, Kelley Walker, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol...

This book has been awarded for the “Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008”.
Working independently, Robert Nickas has realized more than forty exhibitions for galleries and museums since 1984. He recently co-curated the Biennale of Lyon in France (with the Consortium team), is an editor of Artforum, and a Guest Curator at P.S.1 in New York.
His writings and interviews have appeared in Afterall and Sound Collector, as well as in numerous catalogues and monographs - Felix Gonzalez-Torres, On Kawara, Olivier Mosset, Cady Noland, Andy Wharol.