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The worlds of Stephen Spender : I think continually of those who were truly great.

The worlds of Stephen Spender : I think continually of those who were truly great.
  • [New York, New York] : Hauser & Wirth Publishers, [2018]
  • ©2018

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  • Eastham, Benjamin
  • Devaney, Edith
  • Humphries, Barry, 1934-2023
  • McCarthy, Tom (Writer on art)
  • Moorehead, Caroline
  • Spender, Matthew
  • Wade, Francesca
  • Frieze Masters (Art fair) (2018 : London, England)
151 pages; 26 cm
British poet Stephen Spender (1909-95), through his life spanning the 20th century, befriended, collected or was otherwise connected to a pantheon of artists such as Arp, Auerbach, Bacon, Freud, Giacometti, Gorky, Guston, Hockney, Moore, Morandi, Picasso and others. Including examples of their work as well Spender's poems chosen by Auerbach, this publication is addressed to what Spender termed the "shared subject matter" of art and literature. Interweaving poetry, essay, artwork and generous archival photographs, The Worlds of Stephen Spender: I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great takes for its inspiration themes that preoccupied Spender and which have taken on a renewed urgency: art's movement across borders; collaboration between artists and writers; solidarity against their censorship; and the moral responsibility of the creative individual in times of social crisis.
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  • "Published on the occasion of the special presentation by Hauser & Wirth at Frieze Masters in London from 3 to 7 October 2018."
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Foreword / Ben Eastham -- Selected chronology -- A letter from Frank Auerbach -- The shared subject matter of art / Matthew Spender -- Francis Bacon -- The truly great / Stephen Spender -- Lucian Freud -- On censorship / Caroline Moorehead -- Serge Poliakoff -- Pylons / Stephen Spender -- Philip Guston -- The express / Stephen Spender -- Henry Moore -- Alberto Giacometti -- Hans Arp -- Dessimilations / Tom McCarthy -- Frank Auerbach -- What can I do that matters? / Francesca Wade -- The double shame / Stephen Spender -- Michael Andrews -- Giorgio Morandi -- My parents / Stephen Spender -- Arshile Gorky -- Pablo Picasso -- Eduardo Chillida -- David Hockney and Stephen Spender / Edith Devaney -- Yannis Tsarouchis -- A recollection / Barry Humphries.
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JQF 21-556
  • 9783906915197
  • 3906915190
The worlds of Stephen Spender : I think continually of those who were truly great.
[New York, New York] : Hauser & Wirth Publishers, [2018]
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Includes bibliographical references.
Added Author
Eastham, Benjamin, editor.
Devaney, Edith, author.
Humphries, Barry, 1934-2023, author.
McCarthy, Tom (Writer on art), author.
Moorehead, Caroline, author.
Spender, Matthew, author.
Wade, Francesca, author.
Frieze Masters (Art fair) (2018 : London, England)
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JQF 21-556
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