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Nine Young Artists

Nine Young Artists: Theodoron Awards

Contributions by Edward F. Fry and Diane Waldman
Published in 1969
32 pages, fully illustrated
Softcover, 4.19 x 10 inches

The Theodoron Awards were established to assist the Guggenheim in acquiring the work of promising young artists. This installment features the work of Barry Flanagan, Gerhard Richter, John Walker, Gilberto Zorio, Dan Christensen, Bruce Nauman, James Seawright, Richard Serra, and Peter Young. With a brief introduction by Thomas M. Messer, this title includes sections on each artist elucidating their practice through biographical details, exhibition histories, and black-and-white examples of their work.


Richter’s hallucinatory images, executed almost without exception in shades of grey, bear superficial resemblances to the mimicking of photography seen in the work of such pop artists as Warhol and Rosenquist during the early 1960’s. With Richter, however, the intention underlying the stylistic means is unreservedly expressionist. His evocations of tourist landscapes or of Egyptian travel scenes are like psychic post cards, engendered by the longing for exotic pleasures never tasted.

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