Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now (Hardcover)
As featured in The New York Times
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.
About the Author
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.
'Showcases the region’s rich outpouring of art, from the portrait paintings of José Gil de Castro to the lightbulb sculptures of Felix Gonzalez-Torres to the textile artist Olga de Amaral’s reinterpretations of kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold.' – New York Times
'A treasure.' – Booklist, STARRED review
'Monumental.' – Colossal
'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
'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