This comprehensive guide to contemporary abstract painting provides a historical context for the medium and goes on to feature 80 artists. Each artist's work is illustrated in lavish full-color images and accompanied by accessible and illuminating text.
Bob Nickas is a critic and curator based in New York. He has organized more than eighty exhibitions since 1984 and served on the teams responsible for ?Aperto? at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the 2003 Lyon Biennial. From 2003 to 2006 he was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York. The author of numerous essays in catalogues and monographs, he is a regular contributor to Artforum and founding editor of Index magazine. His books include two collections of his writing, Live Free or Die (2000) and Theft is Vision (2007).