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Ambition and Love in Modern American Art

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Freud wrote that the artist desires to win honour, power, wealth, fame, and the love of women. In this engrossing book, Jonathan Weinberg investigates how an artist's ambition interacts with his or her art, how wealth and celebrity play a role in the artistic process. He shows that anxiety about the relationship of an artwork to identity and the corrupting influence of fam ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published May 11th 2001 by Yale University Press (first published 2001)
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Nga
May 06, 2015 Nga rated it really liked it
Very insightful book. I found much delight in reading chapters regarding the art of Picasso, Pollock, Whistler, Hockney and O'Keeffe.
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Feb 01, 2014 Kodiaksm rated it really liked it
A surprisingly good book however, it is showing its age (2001) on numerous topics:
Homosexuals
Women artists
Promoting etc
The author's words were thought provoking. For instance, is photography "art" or just "data gathering?"
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