Andy Grundberg

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Mike and Doug Starn
by Andy Grundberg
Publisher's Description
This volume reproduces many pieces by this twin-brother collaborative team. Documentary photographs, also made by the Starns, show works in progress in their studio. These artists combine a spirit of avant-garde experimentalism with a classic sense of beauty to address such universal topics as human nature and mortality. Befitting their identities as twins, duality is an oft-repeated theme. They frequently appropriate works by such artists as DaVinci, Copley, and Picasso. Such wide-ranging thematic and formal concerns have made Mike and Doug Starns a dynamic force in art today. In his accompanying essay, Andy Grundberg discusses their beginnings in photography and their innovations in the medium, as well as providing a thoughtful assessment of their already rarified role in shaping contemporary art.
ISBN: 0810938154
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
Hardcover : 144 pages
Language: English
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