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Curley, John J.

A conspiracy of images : Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the art of the Cold War / John J. Curley.

New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
Physical Description:
279 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N6490 .C87 2013
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John J. Curley
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"Jacket illustrations: (front) Andy Warhol, 'Red Explosion (Atomic Bombs),' 1963 (fig. 135), and Gerhard Richter, 'Uncle Rudi (Onkel Rudi),' 1965 (fig. 102); (back) John McHale, 'Forms of Coding, 1955.' (fig. 17)."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Art and society -- History -- 20th century.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.
Cold War -- Influence.
Richter, Gerhard, 1932- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dust jackets.
McHale, John, illustrator.
Yale University Press, publisher.

  • Introduction. The art that came in from the cold
  • Failures of containment: the case of postwar abstraction
  • The development of Andy Warhol's pop eye
  • Socialist realism and Gerhard Richter's 'third way'
  • Paranoid styles: Warhol's and Richter's conspiracy theories of painting
  • The uncontained image: the politics of Warhol's and Richter's blur
  • Conclusion. Art and illusion: Cold War art history.

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