Edited by Madeleine Grynsztejn and Helen Molesworth. With essays by Helen Molesworth, Joseph Leo Koerner, Ralph Rugoff, and Bill Horrigan. Additional contributions by Alison Gass, Prudence Peiffer, Joshua Shirkey, and Lanka Tatersall.
Produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts in conjunction with the artist’s first full-scale American survey (2009-2011), this catalogue presents an array of original essays offering new critical perspectives on Luc Tuymans and his historical context. Featuring reproductions of approximately 75 works from 1985 to 2009, the rich plate section is accompanied by text entries that illuminate the painter’s primary subjects and themes, with particular attention paid to his working process and his adaptation of source materials. This book is not only the most comprehensive survey of Tuymans’s career to date, but also the most thorough chronology of his artistic development.