Alexis Rockman A Fable for Tomorrow
Author: Joanna Marsh
Publisher/Date: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC in association with Giles, London (c. 2010) First Edition. Published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Format/Condition: Black cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 176 pages, index; 9.9 x 11.9 x 0.8 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color.
Description: Alexis Rockman (born 1962) is an American contemporary artist known for his paintings that provide rich depictions of future landscapes as they might exist with impacts of climate change and evolution influenced by genetic engineering.
This volume features 47 artworks from private and public collections that trace the artist's career from Pond’s Edge (1986) to The Reef (2009). Inspired by 19th–century landscape painting, science fiction film, and firsthand field study, Rockman’s paintings proffer a vision of the natural world that is equal parts fantasy and empirical fact.