Recommended books by Christopher Bedford

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Product picture for Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day by Christopher Bedford
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America’s representative at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Bradford has radically renewed abstract art

Mark Bradford’s exhibition for the US Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, titled Tomorrow Is Another Day, is born out of the artist’s longtime commitment to the inherently social nature of the material world. For Bradford, abstraction is not opposed to content; it embodies it. Finding materials for his paintings in the hair salon, Home Depot and the streets of Los Angeles, Bradford...
Book cover from Chris Burden: Streetlamps by Russell Ferguson
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This is Gagosian’s 500th book. It fittingly marks the achievement, as Chris Burden was among the first artists to work with Larry Gagosian. Chris Burden: Streetlamps is the definitive publication on Burden’s iconic series.

Chris Burden: Streetlamps explores the artist’s work with antique streetlamps, which he began to amass in the early 2000s. Burden fully restored 202 streetlamps from the 1920s to create his renowned Urban Light, which was acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum...
Book cover from Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art by Russell Ferguson
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The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of modern and contemporary work by African and African Diasporan artists, and Four Generations draws upon the collection's unparalleled holdings to explore the critical contributions made by black artists to the evolution of visual art in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Extensively illustrated with hundreds of works in a variety of media, and featuring scholarly texts by leading...
Book cover from Mark Bradford by Christopher Bedford
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Mark Bradford is best known for dazzling, large-scale abstract paintings that examine the class-, race-, and gender-based economies that structure urban society in the United States. Gathering carefully chosen found and salvaged materials from the area surrounding his studio in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Bradford engages in an intricate artistic process that involves both creation and destruction. His complex, fractured works address pressing political issues and the...
Book cover from Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood: Paintings 1991-2015 by Suzanne Hudson
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Accompanying a major exhibition, this stunning survey and important monograph highlights more than two decades’ worth of Lisa Yuskavage’s brilliant and controversial paintings. Internationally acclaimed American painter Lisa Yuskavage is known for her seductive yet unsettling work, in which cartoony, vulgar, angelic young nymphs are cast within fantastical landscapes or theatrical interiors. In this dazzling monograph she presents the confrontational imagery, luscious paint, and technical...
Book cover from The Art of the Donald: Lessons from Americas Philosopher-in-Chief by Christopher Bedford
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Motivational self-help advice from President Donald Trump, covering everything from leadership and self-confidence to how to succeed in business.

President Donald Trump knows about living the good life and achieving success. With his election to the presidency, he added to a life that already includes billions of dollars, worldwide celebrity, and a beautiful family, despite legions of haters. In The Art of the Donald, Daily Caller News Foundation editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford takes...
Book cover from Tim Braden: Looking and Painting by Jennifer Higgie
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The most recent monograph on British painter Tim Braden (born 1975) documents his expressive and lush depictions of imaginary interior spaces and gardens, including a number of never-before-seen paintings, in addition to texts by editors and curators.
Book cover from Jürgen Moltmann and the Work of Hope: The Future of Christian Theology by Jennifer Higgie
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These essays reflect on the future of Christian theology in light of the contributions Jürgen Moltmann has made in his prolific career as one of the world’s foremost theologians. They are not a prediction of what is coming in the future of theology, since God’s own actions, and human history, for that matter, are not predictable. Expressed here is hope for what future theology should take seriously from Moltmann’s work.

Moltmann broke the mold of 19th and 20th century theology by...
Book cover from Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae by Christopher Bedford
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Elliott Hundley (born 1975) conceives of his exhibitions as theatrical environments--dense narrative landscapes populated by actors. By interspersing his monumental collages with carefully placed sculptural groupings, Hundley creates immersive environments that restage and animate the classical texts that are his sources. These epic installations collapse historical and narrative time, placing equal emphasis on classical mythology, art history and the socio-political conditions of the present....
Book cover from Mika Rottenberg: The Production of Luck by Julia Bryan-Wilson
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This volume offers a comprehensive look at the career of Mika Rottenberg (born 1976). Each chapter is devoted to one of the major videos/installations for which Rottenberg has become known, with an abundance of installation views, video stills, planning diagrams and source materials. Additional illumination is provided through texts by Rottenberg herself that accompany each project. The book also includes drawing and photography, significant bodies of work by Rottenberg not previously explored...