Samantha McEwen: London Paris New York. Works and Life from the 1980s to the Present

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Samantha McEwen: London Paris New York. Works and Life from the 1980s to the Present
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Description

- First monograph on Samantha McEwen's life and work

- Unseen works from the 1980s to the present

- A look at the punk and glam artistic scene in New York


Who is Samantha McEwen?

Who is this Anglo-American artist born in 1960 in London, about whom Keith Haring declares in one of his interviews: "When I arrived in New York, I spent my time at school (School of Visual Arts). Everything was new and exciting. I was 20 years old. In my drawing class, I was immediately drawn to a girl named Samantha McEwen." Samantha remembers: "He sat in front of me and said: 'Can I draw you?'"

Who is this artist, still relatively unknown to this day, who also models for Francesco Clemente and Alex Katz? In the 1980s, Samantha McEwen was one of the few women to exhibit twice in the famous Tony Shafrazi Gallery. She also participates in numerous group exhibitions alongside the leading artists of that flamboyant decade.

However, very few texts exist about her work; art critics are mainly men who write about men. In the numerous articles of the art press on these exhibitions, her name is merely mentioned and rarely accompanied by a few lines. A revealing paradox of that era, Samantha McEwen is found in full-page spreads in the fashion sections of major magazines, such as Interview (Andy Warhol's magazine) and The New York Times Magazine.

By the late 1980s in New York, most of Samantha's friends disappear, taken by AIDS or drugs. Samantha McEwen returns to live in London and begins (or simply continues) a long period of obscurity, like most female artists of those generations. It takes until the 2010s for her work to reappear. This happens in 2015 in London, in the famous group exhibition organized by Pace Gallery in homage to the great London art dealer Robert Fraser. 48 artists are presented, 45 men and 3 women.

Text in English and French.

Description

- First monograph on Samantha McEwen's life and work

- Unseen works from the 1980s to the present

- A look at the punk and glam artistic scene in New York


Who is Samantha McEwen?

Who is this Anglo-American artist born in 1960 in London, about whom Keith Haring declares in one of his interviews: "When I arrived in New York, I spent my time at school (School of Visual Arts). Everything was new and exciting. I was 20 years old. In my drawing class, I was immediately drawn to a girl named Samantha McEwen." Samantha remembers: "He sat in front of me and said: 'Can I draw you?'"

Who is this artist, still relatively unknown to this day, who also models for Francesco Clemente and Alex Katz? In the 1980s, Samantha McEwen was one of the few women to exhibit twice in the famous Tony Shafrazi Gallery. She also participates in numerous group exhibitions alongside the leading artists of that flamboyant decade.

However, very few texts exist about her work; art critics are mainly men who write about men. In the numerous articles of the art press on these exhibitions, her name is merely mentioned and rarely accompanied by a few lines. A revealing paradox of that era, Samantha McEwen is found in full-page spreads in the fashion sections of major magazines, such as Interview (Andy Warhol's magazine) and The New York Times Magazine.

By the late 1980s in New York, most of Samantha's friends disappear, taken by AIDS or drugs. Samantha McEwen returns to live in London and begins (or simply continues) a long period of obscurity, like most female artists of those generations. It takes until the 2010s for her work to reappear. This happens in 2015 in London, in the famous group exhibition organized by Pace Gallery in homage to the great London art dealer Robert Fraser. 48 artists are presented, 45 men and 3 women.

Text in English and French.

ISBN
9791254600597
Publication Date
May 29, 2024
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New