Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now (Hardcover)

Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now By Phaidon Phaidon Editors, Raphael Fonseca (Introduction by) Cover Image

Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now (Hardcover)

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The essential survey showcasing the work of more than 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Latin America

Latin American artists have gained increasing international prominence as the art world awakens to the area’s extraordinary art scenes and histories. In an accessible A-Z format, this volume introduces key artworks by 308 artists who together demonstrate the variety and vitality of artwork being made. Focusing on those born, or who have lived, in the 20 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of Latin America, and featuring historic and living artists – both those celebrated internationally and names less-known outside their native countries – this book has been created in close collaboration with an expert panel of 68 advisors and writers.

Artists featured include: Allora and Calzadilla, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Francis Alÿs, Olga de Amaral, Fernando Botero, Leonora Carrington, Lygia Clark, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Leonor Fini, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Carmen Herrera, Graciela Iturbide, Alfredo Jaar, Frida Kahlo, Guillermo Kuitca, Wifredo Lam, Teresa Margolles, Marisol, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticica, Gabriel Orozco, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Zilia Sánchez, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cecilia Vicuña, Adrián Villar Rojas and Faith Wilding.

The advisory panel includes: Deri Andrade, David Ayala-Alfonso, Fernanda Brenner, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Tatiana Cuevas, Anna Di Stasi, Andrés Gustavo Duprat, Raphael Fonseca, Zanna Gilbert, Laura Hakel, Yina Jiménez Suriel, Maya Juracán, Pablo Léon de la Barra, Miguel A. López, Bernardo Mosqueira, Gerardo Mosquera, Rodrigo Moura, Laura Orozco, Taisa Palhares, Maylin Pérez, Catherine Petitgas, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Florencia Portocarrero, Ileana Ramírez Romero, Amy Rosenblum-Martín, Emiliano Valdés and Michael Wellen.

Phaidon Editors 

Raphael Fonseca is a researcher in curating, art history, art criticism, and education. He holds a PhD in Criticism and Art History from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is curator of modern and contemporary Latin American art at the Denver Art Museum. He worked as a curator at the Contemporary Art Museum of Niterói, Brazil, from 2017 to 2020.

Product Details ISBN: 9781838666606
ISBN-10: 1838666605
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 4th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English

'Portrait of a region.' – The New York Times Best Books of 2023

'Showcasing established giants like Frida Kahlo and Fernando Botero alongside lesser known and contemporary artists ... highlight[ing] the breadth of creative activity across Latin America.'  – The New York Times New & Visual

‘Extensive [and] authoritative.’ – The Art Newspaper

‘A treasure.’ – Booklist, STARRED review

‘Extensive compendium of 308 artists who have lived in the 20 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of Latin America, ... revealed is the extent to which these artists have been part of an international network of influences and idea.’ – Aesthetica

‘Monumental.’– Colossal

'A gateway to worlds.' – The Chicago Tribune

'An art object in itself.' – Shelf Awareness

‘Art that was once relegated to national and regional contexts, is slowly rising among mainstream art circles. Phaidon’s latest publication Latin American Artists From 1785 to Now reminds us of the vast aesthetic, political and intellectual contributions of artists from the region.’ – Latina Magazine

‘A rich, diverse assemblage.’ – Publisher’s Weekly

‘Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now is an inviting tome that beckons a look through and delivers a one-two punch of sensational imagery.’ – New York Journal of Books

‘This comprehensive survey in accessibly A-Z format introduces key artworks by artists who together demonstrate the variety and vitality of artwork.’ – Artmag 

‘Tired of seeing fabulous art books that center on European artists? Want a stunning coffee table book that will also educate you on important Latinx creatives? Then you need to pick up Phaidon’s impressive Latin American Artists.’ – Latina Media