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The art criticism of the painter David Humphrey merits an anthology. But neither Humphrey nor Periscope wanted to present his writing as archival documents from 1990 to 2008. We decided it would be more innovative to treat the texts as the starting point for a book that acknowledges and extends the connections between Humphrey's studio practice and his criticism. The outcome is Blind Handshake. It foregrounds the

social life surrounding contemporary art, the practices and gestures, the dialogues and monologues that determine its place in the world. Organized thematically, the book considers Coupling Dramas, Unknowable Others, Collective Solitudes,

Prosthetic Selves, and Good Liars. Artists drawn into the action include Richard Prince, Chris Ofili, Lucien Freud, Mamma Anderson, Tony Oursler, John Currin, Mary Heilmann, Catherine

Murphy, and Amy Sillman.

About the Author

David Humphrey was born and raised in Anderson and is a graduate of Madison Heights High School. The self-taught photographer began working as a correspondent for the Indianapolis Star in 1996 and currently freelances for the Anderson Herald Bulletin and other publications. He is the recipient of the 2005 Kodak Gallery Award for Portrait Photography.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781934772324
ISBN-10: 1934772321
Publisher: Periscope
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 240
Language: English