Picturing People (Hardcover)

The New State of the Art

By Charlotte Mullins

Thames & Hudson, 9780500239384, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

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Profiles of nearly sixty artists--from Kara Walker and Grayson Perry to Cindy Sherman and Kehinde Wiley--showcase significant works and are accompanied by the artists' commentary, illustrating the range of motivations, mediums, and techniques driving one of the most potent genres of art today. The book is organized into five thematic sections that reflect artists' motivations, which range from investigating the history of art itself to exploring interpersonal relationships. Mullins's keen curatorial eye picks out informed, sometimes unexpected juxtapositions of artists that reveal new affinities and distinctions between them, making Picturing People an important contribution to the study of figurative art.