This first major monograph on feminist sculptor Karen LaMonte features her hauntingly beautiful works that draw upon the power of the sublime.
LaMonte’s highly charged works embody a challenge to historic conceptions of the female nude. Integrated into a comprehensive monograph are 250 images of her acclaimed series—from glass, ceramic, bronze, and rusted iron-draped female figures to timely explorations in climatology and biomimetics.
In this definitive look at a vital contemporary artist, essays by award-winning authors frame LaMonte’s work in the context of female identity, music, art history, and science, placing her alongside other contemporary sculptors who have adopted the human body as an vehicle for expressing the human condition.
- 256 pages, with 250 illustrations
- 12.3 x 10.3 x 1.4 in (31.2 x 26.1 x 3.5 cm)
- Published on September 15, 2020
The Chrysler Museum of Art's permanent collection includes artwork by Karen LaMonte.
About the Authors
Lucy R. Lippard is an activist, feminist, art critic, and curator. The founding director of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Steven A. Nash has served as the Director Emeritus of the Palm Springs Art Museum and Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Dallas Art Museum, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Brett Littman is the Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. Philosopher and critic Arthur Danto was a professor at Columbia University and an art critic for The Nation. Laura Addison is curator at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe. Tina Oldknow is an independent curator and art historian specializing in contemporary art, craft, and design in glass.