Shock of the News by Janine Mileaf, Christine Poggi, Matthew Witkovsky Judith Brodie with Sarah Boxer

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A slicing, dicing, sometimes contemptuous aggression toward newspapers pervades the art in the book, although it mellows in the later works.
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In the early 20th century, visual artists began to think of the newspaper as the basis for verbal and visual puns, as a source of found language and images, as a means to mark time and place or express political criticism. Shock of the News - its title playing on that of Robert Hughes’ popular BBC television series and book The Shock of the New (1980) - traces the newspaper’s impact on modern art from 1909 to 2009.
 

About Janine Mileaf, Christine Poggi, Matthew Witkovsky Judith Brodie with Sarah Boxer

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Judith Brodie is curator and head of modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art. Sarah Boxer is a critic and reporter who has written for the New York Times, Slate, the New York Review of Books and Artforum. Janine Mileaf is director of the Arts Club of Chicago. Christine Poggi is professor of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. Matthew Witkovsky is the Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of the department of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
Published October 1, 2012 by Lund Humphries. 168 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Carlo Rotella on Nov 30 2012

A slicing, dicing, sometimes contemptuous aggression toward newspapers pervades the art in the book, although it mellows in the later works.

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