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Red Grooms: Limited Edition
Red Grooms is the first book to cover Grooms' fifty-year career to the present. This volume includes many of his best-known and extravagant life-sized environments of stores, subways, city scenes, and a rodeo, as well as new work and personal photographs that have never before been seen. Many of his three-dimensional sculpto-pictoramas appear in full-color and can be viewe ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 7th 2004 by Rizzoli
(first published July 16th 2004)
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This work of art is vintage Red Grooms -a feast for the eyes: to list several: the fire engine sooooo long it can't fit in the rectangular frame; the Dalmation chomping a woman's butt; that woman with wild curly grey hair has the face of a granny; the fireman in front wears a Charles Dickens Christmas Carrol top hat; the bold number 5 on the fire engine echoes The Figure 5 in Gold, famous 1928 painting by American artist Charles Demuth.
What a treasure! Thank you, Rizzoli New York for this marve ...more
Mar 13, 2017 Helen rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This is a coffee-table size book covering the career of contemporary artist Red Grooms through 2003 (he is still living as I write this.) The color plates are magnificent, bringing out the vibrant colors and helping you visualize the three-dimensional nature of much of his work. It is an important companion to the retrospective published in 1985.
Arthur C. Danto was Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University and art critic for The Nation. He was the author of numerous books, including Unnatural Wonders: Essays from the Gap Between Art and Life, After the End of Art, and Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective.