Jori Finkel, "It Speaks to Me: Art That Inspires Artists"
Fifty celebrated artists--from New York to New Delhi--on the eye-opening and thought-provoking art that inspires them.
Imagine your favorite artist leading you through a museum to the very work of art they can't stop thinking about. That's the experience at the heart of It Speaks to Me. In lively and intimate conversations, 50 acclaimed artists discuss artworks they find compelling from museums around the world. Together they bring to life a wide range of artworks, from a Rembrandt self-portrait to a 21st-century social-protest drawing, all beautifully reproduced in one volume that is itself inspiring.
Highlights include: David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty jade, Nick Cave on Jasper Johns, Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton, Do Ho Suh on Jeong Seon, Mark Bradford on Mark Rothko, and Gillian Wearing on Rembrandt.
Jori Finkel is a leading cultural journalist who covers art for The New York Times and The Art Newspaper from Los Angeles. She has also written for ARTnews, Art in America, W, and Art+Auction magazine, where she was formerly senior editor. She lectures widely on topics within contemporary art and has contributed to CNN, PBS and NPR broadcasts.
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