The Painted Word
By Tom Wolfe
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312427580, 106pp.)
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
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"America's nerviest journalist" ("Newsweek") trains his satirical eye on Modern Art in this "masterpiece" ("The Washington Post")
Wolfe's style has never been more dazzling, his wit never more keen. He addresses the scope of Modern Art, from its founding days as Abstract Expressionism through its transformations to Pop, Op, Minimal, and Conceptual. This is Tom Wolfe "at his most clever, amusing, and irreverent" ("San Francisco Chronicle").
contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and
The Bonfire of the Vanities. His most recent bestseller is I Am
Charlotte Simmons (Nov. 2004). A native of Richmond, Virginia,
he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a
Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.