Flash Art: Two Decades of History - XXI Years

Giancarlo Politi, Editor, Helena Kontova, Editor
Giancarlo Politi, Editor, Helena Kontova, Editor MIT Press (MA) $32.5 (217p) ISBN 978-0-262-16119-0
Reviewed on: 03/01/1990
Release date: 03/01/1990
The pages of Flash Art magazine are distinguished by a cacophony of voices and congenial chaos. Founded in Rome in 1967 as a tabloid-style art newspaper, it evolved into a forum for artists representing diverse trends: minimalism, New Image, neo-geo, Arte Povera, graffiti, Fluxus, performance, deconstruction--to name a few. This retrospective collage of essays, interviews, reviews and hundreds of illustrations, captures the freewheeling, wildly eclectic feel of the magazine. Well-known figures on the current art scene are showcased, among them Sherrie Levine, Susan Rothenberg, Enzo Cucchi, Jeff Koons, Sol LeWitt, Francesco Clemente, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol. At its frequent best, this serendipitous survey is a source of high energy and visual inspiration. (June)
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