By Richard Flood, Massimiliano Gioni and Laura Hoptman
The simplicity of collage, together with its strong graphic presence, lent the medium a sense of revolutionary possibility when it was first adopted by avant-garde artists almost 100 years ago. This stunning book explores the role of collage in contemporary visual culture. Featuring the work of both established talents and a new generation of artists, it examines how collage is used to confront and comment on a world that is dominated by the mass media and obsessed with conspicuous consumerism. Includes the work of both well-known and new practitioners of this vibrant art form, among them Thomas Hirschhorn, Kim Jones, Wangechi Mutu, Martha Rosler, Nancy Spero and John Stezaker. This catalogue was published in conjunction with the New Museum exhibition, “Collage: The Unmonumental Picture”.
New Museum/Merrell; 2007; Softcover; 8.25" x 9.5"; 144 pp; 130 color reproductions; ISBN: 9781858944470