by Eric Shinerwith contributions by Griselda Pollack, Lisa Liebmann, Brooks Adams
More than any artist of the last 30 years, New York City–based painter Deborah Kass has made it her life’s work to position women artists on the great paternal playing field of art history. From her early paintings of the sea-pounding rocky shores to her eponymous Warhol Project series and her recent text-based works, Kass has quite literally fired the cannon, challenged the status quo and refigured art history. The book features in-depth essays by a panoply of important figures, including Robert Storr, renowned curator, professor and onetime subject of a Kass painting, and Griselda Pollock, one of the most important feminist art historians in the field. The volume can be seen as both a primer on feminist movements of the past 30 years and as a potent wake-up call to the establishment that artists of Kass’s caliber must be at the forefront of today’s art world.