A key figure in the New York art scene, Amy Sillman is renowned for her singular approach to painting and drawing. Faux Pas is an account of the artist's witty, funny and overall amazing reflections on art practice and life. It collects her most recent essays, alongside her cartoons and original drawings, in which art – as personal as it is political – is a practice that responds to today’s struggles.
Sillman's writings extend a practice that challenges traditions and theoretical frameworks with with a critical focus, humour and subjectivity: she reevaluates Abstract Expressionism with a queer eye, explores the meanings of colour and shape, and discusses in depth the work of other artists – from Delacroix (and Cézanne!) to Maria Lassnig to Carolee Schneemann to Laura Owens.
This is a new and updated edition featuring additional texts, including a previously unpublished essay on drawing that complements Sillman’s views on colour and shape, as well as new drawings from 2020-22.
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