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Art in the Eighties.

ART IN THE EIGHTIES. Edward Lucie-Smith. New York: Phaidon Universe, 1990. Illustrated, 127 pp., hardbound, $24.95.

Following up on his earlier book, Art in the Seventies, Lucie-Smith analyzes art of the past decade, assisting the art viewer to understand the major artistic movements of this decade of innovation and invention. The 130 works illustrated, 50 in color, represent an almost infinite range of artistic choice. Among the artists featured are America's David Salle, Eric Fischl, Ed Ruscha, Sam Francis and Ed Paschke. International styles include German Neo-Expressionism, Italian Trans-Avant Garde, Post-Modernism and the graffiti-based art of Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat. Also receiving attention are photographers Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorp, and sculptors Robert Arneson and Viola Frey. This book is highly recommended for secondary and college level students, and for all readers trying to get a better grasp on the art of the past ten years.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1990
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