Author: Catherine Grenier
Publisher/Date: Skira (2012) Published to coincide with the exhibition.
Format/Condition: New large hardcover book in Fine condition. 260 pages, index. Dimensions: 9.45 x 12 x 1.25 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color.
Description: From enigmatic early works making creative use of photographic plates and sulphur, to the joyful glass installation art that established his reputation, Jean-Michel Othoniel's ever-evolving artwork is profiled in this exhibition catalogue. Shown in more than 200 color reproductions, Othoniel's oeuvre encompasses the conceptual experiments of Joseph Beuys and the self-explanatory beauty of Dale Chihuly's glass work. The director of contemporary collections at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, Catherine Grenier delves into the symbolic and historical underpinnings of Othoniel's art, and relates what is known about this renowned yet somewhat secretive artist.
The first monograph in English devoted to Jean-Michel Othoniel, a singular and secretive artist. This volume follows the evolution of Othoniel’s atypical approach as he creates a world inhabited by dreams and enchantment, but also haunted by melancholy.