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Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt / LeRonn P. Brooks, Jordan Carter, Adrienne L. Childs, Jon Ott, John Yau ; foreword by Courtney J. Martin.
Brooks, LeRonn P.
  • New York, NY : Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2022.
  • ©2022

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  • Hunt, Richard, 1935-
  • Carter, Jordan
  • Childs, Adrienne L.
  • Ott, Jon
  • Yau, John, 1950-
367 pages : chiefy color illustrations; 32 cm
Sculptor Richard Hunt was only 35 years old at the time of his 1971 retrospective exhibition at MoMA -- the first for an African American sculptor at the museum. His continued work over the course of his nearly seven-decade-long career, ranging from small bronze and steel sculptures to large-scale public commissions, has cemented his place as one of the foremost artists of the 20th century. This book is the definitive look at Hunt's work and career. Fully illustrated with more than 350 images, including historical photographs, installation images, images of Hunt in his studio, newspaper clippings and a plate section of significant works from throughout the artist's career, this book also includes a section on his major public commissions, a recent interview with art historian, Adrienne L. Childs, and an illustrated biography and chronology by Hunt's biographer, Jon Ott. Essays discuss Hunt's attentiveness to antiquity, the ways in which his critical reception aligned with his practice and the relevance of his unique studio -- a decommissioned electrical substation in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood -- to the ethos of his artmaking. This volume is a testament to the monumental works and stature of one of our greatest living artists.
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Courtney J. Martin -- Richard Hunt's indisputable achievement / John Yau -- Permanent creation: Richard Hunt in flux / Jordan Carter -- Richard Hunt: A hero's construction / Le Ronn P. Brooks -- Plates -- A conversation with Richard Hunt / Adrienne L. Childs -- Commissions and works in public places -- Illustrated chronology / Jon Ott -- Statements by the artist -- Artist's CV.
Call Number
  • 9781941366448
  • 1941366449
  • on1344292291
  • 1344292291
  • SCSB-14340821
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Columbia University Libraries