By Jonathan Harris
An leading edge historical past and important account mapping the methods artists and their works have engaged with, and provided remark on, glossy spectacle in either capitalist and socialist modernism during the last 90 years.
- Focuses on artists whose paintings expresses the idea that of progressive social transformation
- Provides a robust ancient narrative that provides constitution and clarity
- Features a cogent and leading edge critique of up to date artwork and institutions
- Covers a hundred years of paintings from Vladimir Tatlin’s constructivist ‘Monument to the 3rd International’, to Picasso’s overdue Forties dedication to Communism, to the Unilever sequence backed huge artistic endeavors put in at London’s Tate glossy because 2000.
- Includes the single giant account in print of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 Montreal ‘Bed-in’
- Offers an available description and interpretation of Debord’s ‘society of the spectacle’ theory
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