9780300232707-0300232705-The Artist as Economist: Art and Capitalism in the 1960s

The Artist as Economist: Art and Capitalism in the 1960s

ISBN-13: 9780300232707
ISBN-10: 0300232705
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Cras, Sophie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 244 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300232707
ISBN-10: 0300232705
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Cras, Sophie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 244 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cras, Sophie wrote The Artist as Economist: Art and Capitalism in the 1960s comprising 244 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300232705 and 9780300232707. Since then The Artist as Economist: Art and Capitalism in the 1960s textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This timely and original study transforms our understanding of the relationship between art and economics

Bearing witness to the changing economic landscape amid the Cold War, artists in the 1960s created works that critiqued, reshaped, and sometimes reinforced the spirit of capitalism. At a time when currency and finance were becoming ever more abstracted—and the art market increasingly an arena for speculation—artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned to economic themes, often grounded in a human context. The Artist as Economist examines artists who approached these issues in critical, imaginative, and humorous ways: Andy Warhol and Larry Rivers incorporated the iconography of printed currency into their paintings, while Ray Johnson sought to disrupt and reinvent circuits of commerce with his mail art collages. Yves Klein and Edward Kienholz critiqued conceptions of artistic and monetary value, as Lee Lozano and Dennis Oppenheim engaged directly with the New York Stock Exchange. Such examples, which author Sophie Cras insightfully situates within their historic economic context, reveal capitalism’s visual dimension. As art and economics grow more entangled, this volume offers a timely consideration of art’s capacity to reflect on and reimagine economic systems.
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