pressPLAY: Contemporary Artists in Conversation
Editors of Phaidon PressISBN: 0714845337;
A personal encounter with 50 of the world's most significant contemporary artists, pressPlay draws together the full texts of the complete Phaidon interviews with living artists, 1995-2005, originally appearing in Phaidon's Contemporary Artists series and Robert Mangold monograph. Highlights include veteran painter Vija Celmins and noted sculptor Robert Gober (who represented the US at the 2001 Venice Biennale) in an intimate discussion on their differing art practices; longtime friends and fellow travellers for decades, Benjamin Buchloh and Lawrence Weiner recall 35 years of work, in the definitive, career-long interview for this key Conceptual artist; the late Sir Ernst Gombrich honoured the Contemporary Artists series in a discussion with the UK's pre-eminent sculptor Antony Gormley - who confesses that it was Gombrich' Story of Art that first inspired him to become an artist; the taciturn, legendary Raymond Pettibon muses on the evolution of his work with noted hip novelist...
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