Nature Morte

Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life tradition


Provocative, poignant reimaginings of the still life by over 180 international contemporary artists


ISBN: 9780500292235 Category:

Michael Petry


This visually stunning book reveals how leading artists of the twenty-first century are reinvigorating the still life, a genre previously synonymous with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Old Masters.

Michael Petry’s careful curation celebrates works by emerging and established artists alike, from all over the globe, including John Currin, Elmgreen & Dragset, Renata Hegyi, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Beatriz Milhazes, Gabriel Orozco, Elizabeth Peyton, Marc Quinn, Sam Taylor-Wood and Ai Weiwei.

Short but compelling introductions begin each chapter and are followed by dramatic, visually led spreads that pair each work with a perceptive reading of its significance to the still-life tradition.

Additional information

Weight 1521 g
Dimensions 23.2 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 July 2016
Number of pages 288
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23.2 x 27.4 cm
Weight 1521 g


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Michael Petry is an artist, curator and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).