ELLEN HARVEY: THE MUSEUM OF FAILURE
isbn 9781941366035 GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.
Idea Code 15491 out of print $80.00
From her earliest experiments with painting old-master landscapes as graffiti on the streets of New York, to her recent project 'The Alien's Guide to the Ruins of Washington, DC (2013)' at the Corcoran in Washington, DC, Ellen Harvey has applied her unique and humorous perspective to unpacking the history of art and aesthetics. Taking its title from the ongoing project featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, a rear-illuminated wall of plexiglass mirrors in ornate frames, 'The Museum of Failure' is the first major retrospective publication on the artist's work, looking at each of her major projects and bodies of work of the past 20 years.
320 p, ills colour, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English