An incisive monograph on visionary artist Steve Tobin, featuring his massive world-renowned outdoor sculptures.
Exhibited around the world yet rarely seen together, Steve Tobin's site-specific massive sculptures and select key smaller works and installations are chronicled within a comprehensive selection of 150 images.
This comprehensive monograph draws parallels between themes from nature that underpin his body of work, from the interplay of chaos and order to that of growth and decay, establishing his art and practice firmly within the tradition of contemporary monumental art. Tracing the development of his nearly thirty-year practice and featured work is an original text by Phoebe Hoban, author of the best-selling biography Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art. A foreword by art curator David Houston establishes Tobin within the tradition of contemporary monumental sculptors.
About The Author
Steve Tobin is best known for his bronze-cast root sculptures. He created what would become the first memorial for 9/11, Trinity Roots. Tobin's works are represented in collections including the American Center and Finair, Helsinki; the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida; King Faisal's Palace, Saudi Arabia; the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Retretti Museum, Punkaharju, Finland; and The White House, Washington, D.C The artist currently works and resides in Bucks County, PA. David Houston is a curator and art historian. He was the Director of Curatorial at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and is now the Director of the Bo Bartlett Center, College for the Arts, Columbus State University, Georgia. Phoebe Hoban is a New York-based journalist. From 1985 to the present, she has covered culture and the arts for publications, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, and The New York Observer. Phoebe Hoban's books include the biographies Basquiat (a New York Times notable book of the year); Alice Neel and Lucian Freud