Hal Foster

Hal Foster

Hal Foster is professor of art and archaeology at Princeton University, and the author of many books about both subjects. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2010 recipient of the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing and the 2011 Siemens Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. Foster’s latest book The First Pop Age examines the work of some of the most famous people in pop art, including Richard Hamilton, Andy Warhol and Gerhard Richter

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The best books on Figurative Painting Today, recommended by Julien Delagrange

Collectors and curators have been clamouring for figurative art in recent years, as a generation of painters take a more traditional, representational approach to addressing major cultural themes in their work. But is figurative painting today merely a reactionary impulse, a kind of nostalgia for art that preceded modernism, postmodernism and the fragmentation in art-making that was ushered in by conceptual art? There is much more to it than that, argues painter and art historian Julien Delagrange.

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