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Touch and Go: Ray Yoshida and His Spheres of Influence by
Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 40 years, where, with his students, he fostered a scene of artists that would become known as the Chicago Imagists. Touch and Go is the first book to comprehensively examine Yoshida's work in relation to his life in an educational institution, both as a student and a teacher. The Chicago arts scene of the 1960s and 1970s is explored here as a community of mutual influence with Yoshida as a figure of particular importance.
Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago by
Accompanying an exhibition at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art, this book is the definitive introduction to Chicago's first artistic movement, the Monster Roster. The volume includes an overview of the artists involved, an introduction to the historical context surrounding the group's emergence in the 1950s, and a discussion of Monster Roster prints. In addition, key texts can be found reprinted here, such as Jean Dubuffet's 1951 lecture "Anticultural Positions" and Franz Schulze's 1972 essay "Chicago: The Setting and the Group." Containing full-color reproductions of many Monster Roster works, ephemera, and historical photographs as well as a detailed chronology and exhibition history, Monster Roster is a long-awaited history of one of the most essential Midwestern contributions to American art.
Not Just Another Trendy Scene
The authors "focus on the role of the Art Institute of Chicago as a launchpad for the careers of notable American contemporary artists, state that the art scene in the city is strengthened by continuing relationships between artists and educators at the Institute, and focus on the work of Chicago gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey run by John Corbett and Jim Dempsey, noting its emphasis on work by Chicago artists from the 1940s to the 1970s."