Klaus Kertess

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Photography Transformed: The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Collection
by Klaus Kertess
Publisher's Description
Photography Transformed: The Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection
Essay by Klaus Kertess

More than 500 photographs in full color, 256 pages, 9-1/2 x 11'

Over the past 30 years, photography has revolutionized the traditional fine arts, and no collection better documents this dramatic transformation than that of the Metropolitan Bank &Trust. Featuring conceptual photographic works by almost 200 artists, ranging from Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg to Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andreas Gursky, and Matthew Barney, the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind, public or private, in the world.

Through more than 500 full-color reproductions and a groundbreaking analysis by critic Klaus Kertess, Photography Transformed surveys this outstanding assemblage. Exploring subjects such as the influence of 1960s conceptual art on contemporary photography and the impact of video and film on still imagery, it places the works in historical context. Much more than a mere overview, this ambitious, insightful volume seeks to illustrate how and why the medium of photography has claimed modern art's center stage.

Klaus Kertess is an independent curator; an art critic whose work has been published in Art Forum, Art in America, Porkett, and Elle Decor; and the author of several books, including Abrams' Joan Mitchell and Brice Marden. He lives in New York City.

Exhibition Schedule:
Cleveland Museum of Art
Feb. 17-Apr.28, 2002
ISBN: 0810910055
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover : 264 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.7 x 11.2 x 1.3 inches
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