- Publish Date: November 03, 2015
- Format: Trade Paperback Original
- Category: Art - History - Contemporary (1945-)
- Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 9 x 12
- Pages: 212
- US Price: $35.00
- CDN Price: $35.00
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-4579-8
"If you're like us, you want to cuddle up with Paola Pivi's pink polar bear sculptures or dive into one of Ryan McGinley's hazy daydreams. Our initial response to artwork is often sensual rather than intellectual. Gut reactions to these furry, squishy and plush pieces are at the heart of Feelings: Soft Art. From original photographs by Petra Collins to sculptures by Claes Oldenburg -- the tome features soft works that span movements, periods, and media.
Titans of contemporary art like John Baldessari share space with emerging talents like Jack Greer of the buzzy collective Still House Group. Feelings also forged some exciting collaborations, including a studio session in which Dev Hynes and painter Alice Lancaster produced three new songs and accompanying artworks. . . In addition to these unexpected partnerships and pieces, the scrapbook-cum-diary also includes written emotional responses from a diverse range of viewers as they encounter contemporary art."
"Perfect for sensitive art lovers, Feelings is a book about the sensory responses artists and their audiences have to specific pieces of contemporary art. . . This is a book that just feels good."