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Bad Blood

Rivalry and Art History

Bad Blood
Clayton Schuster By (author)
Noah Charney Foreword by
Sartle Other
9780764357305
Product ID:  9900
$24.99
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2019/05/28
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

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6.0 X 9.0 in
208 pg


ART / History / General


Description

Why is there so much bad blood involved in the stories of artists and their artworks? Immerse yourself in 18 infamous artistic rivalries, dramatized with gripping moments of narrative, to understand how the rivalries that art fans love to gossip about serve a larger purpose in the way cultures approach the idea of art and the artist. Why did Michelangelo loathe Raphael for decades after the latter had died? How did Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse balance their perpetual competition with a lifelong friendship? What transgression pitted the notorious titans of the London graffiti scene, Banksy and King Robbo, in a rivalry that ended with a tragic and unforeseeable death? An investigative journey transforms some of the “big names” of the art world into real people—often grumpy, ornery, antagonistic, and flawed—and better reveals how all of us respond to art.

Author Bio

Clayton Schuster is a writer and art critic in the San Francisco Bay area. He has written for observer.com, Raw Vision magazine, vice.com, and many others. Sartle.com is a project devoted to democratizing art history by focusing on the stories that textbooks often ignore.