Essays by Michael Fried, Richard Neer, James Rondeau, and Anne Wagner; foreword by Bernhard Mendes Bürgi and Douglas Druick; artwork descriptions by Charles Ray
For Charles Ray, the last two decades have witnessed a deep engagement with figurative sculpture. Since 1997 he has employed a range of materials (including fiberglass, aluminum, and stainless steel) to depict bodies and objects in remarkable detail. "The persistence and perfectionism — the extremes of receptivity and intentionality — this involves are exemplary," writes Michael Fried. In addition to essays by Fried, James Rondeau, and Anne M. Wagner, the book includes a text by Ray on each of his twenty-one sculptures, including five works shown here for the first time.
Published by Hatje Cantz with the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Art Institute of Chicago
Clothbound with dust jacket
80 color images
11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches; 29.8 x 24.1 cm