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High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture

Varnedoe, Kirk & Adam Gopnik

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ISBN 10: 0870703536 / ISBN 13: 9780870703539
Published by Museum of Modern Art, 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Large format hardcover with dustjacket, book is in excellent condition with one remarkable flaw: several gift inscriptions appear on the first blank page, dustjacket is also excellent with two very short edge-tears only, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, Caricature, Graffiti, Advertising & Comics, 460 pages, 626 illustrations (193 in color). Bookseller Inventory # 026754

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Title: High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by VARNEDOE, Kirk n Adam Gopnik

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Narrower in scope than its title suggests, this sprawling, visually riveting catalogue of a traveling exhibition traces the "dialogue" between "high" art (Picasso, Miro, Seurat, etc.) and the streetwise or commercial "low" media of graffiti, caricature, comics and advertising. Picasso transformed sly notebook caricatures into the "high" paintings of his primitive/archaic phase. Claes Oldenburg turned a lipstick tube into a colossal, totemic monument. From cubist newspaper collages to Jenny Holzer's electric-message installations, popular culture has served such modern artists as Jeff Koons, Joseph Cornell and Cy Twombly as a means of recovery of certain high-art traditions. Although the text may be swollen with hype, artspeak and farfetched comparisons, this tome entertains as it informs. Varnedoe is director of paintings and sculpture at New York's Museum of Modern Art; Gopnik is a New Yorker staff writer.
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