Arthur Carter

Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings


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With more than 170 sculptures, drawings, and paintings, this is the first comprehensive view of the art of Renaissance man Arthur Carter. Successful in journalism and business, and trained as a classical pianist, Carter is an accomplished artist in the modernist tradition. His abstract sculptures allude to human gestures and interactions. Though firmly grounded, they appear on the verge of flight. Though silent, they suggest song. His lyrical drawings and rigorous paintings, often studies for sculptures, are informed by a deep familiarity with the artists he admires most: Mondrian, Kandinsky, Arp, Bracque, and Picasso.
Art historian and journalist Charles A. Riley II explores Carter’s work, and Peter Kaplan, editor of the New York Observer, contributes an illuminating biographical essay. Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Drawings, and Paintings presents the compelling artistic vision of a fascinating man.

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22.9 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2009
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Charles A. Riley
Dimensions 22.9 x 26.7 cm
Weight 300 g


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Arthur Carter is an artist whose work has been exhibited in New York and Paris. He is currently chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at New York University. Charles A. Riley II is an art historian, journalist, and entrepreneur. He is the author of Color Codes; The Saints of Modern Art; The Jazz Age in France; and two art monographs from Abrams. Peter Kaplan is the editor of the New York Observer.