Judy Pfaff / essay by Irving Sandler; introduction by Russell Panczenko.

by Sandler, Irving, 1925-2018Looking glass.

Publisher: New York : Hudson Hills, 2003.Description: 180 pages : colour illustrations ; 28cm.ISBN: 1555952224.Subject(s): Pfaff, Judy, 1946-Looking glass | Installations (Art) -- United StatesLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

For the past thirty years Judy Pfaff's challenging and imaginative installations have set the pace during a dynamic and changing period in contemporary art. This richly illustrated book offers the first thorough look at the career of this influential artist who helped bring the revolutionary liveliness of the late 20th century to the walls and spaces of galleries and museums. 120 colour illustrations

Includes bibliographical references.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. vii)
  • Judy Pfaff: Tracking the Cosmos (p. 1)
  • Plate Section (p. 50)
  • Exhibition History (p. 121)
  • Bibliography (p. 131)
  • Index (p. 141)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Irving Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 22, 1925. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and was sent to Franklin and Marshall College for an officer training program. He spent the rest of World War II with a stateside radar unit. After leaving the Marines in 1946 with the rank of second lieutenant, he received a bachelor's degree from Temple University in 1948 and a master's degree in American studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950.

He became the manager of the Tanager Gallery, an important artists' cooperative, in 1956. He also became the programming coordinator for the Artists' Club, a weekly symposium attended by most of the major artists of the period. He started writing reviews for ArtNews in 1956 and was the magazine's senior critic until 1962. He also wrote for Art International and was a critic at The New York Post from 1960 to 1964. He taught at New York University and later at Purchase College, from which he retired in 1997.

He wrote numerous books including The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism, The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties, American Art of the 1960s, Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s, and Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience: A Reevaluation. He wrote two memoirs entitled A Sweeper-Up After Artists and Swept Up by Art: An Art Critic in the Post-Avant-Garde Era, a selection of his critical essays entitled From Avant-Garde to Pluralism: An On-the-Spot History, and a novel entitled Goodbye to Tenth Street. He received a lifetime achievement award by the International Association of Art Critics in 2008. He died from cancer on June 2, 2018 at the age of 92.

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