Artistic Collaboration Today

Profiles of Creative Teams in Diverse Media


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About the Book

Most artists work alone, but some find a creative partner and team up for their entire careers. Artistic collaborators often testify that their work done jointly is better than what each person could create on his or her own. They say this collaboration is like marriage in the way that both partners benefit from a commitment to shared goals, excellent communication and trust.
Based on studio visits and in-depth interviews, this book reports on more than forty collaborating sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers, architechs and performers who have worked in tandem with other artists.

About the Author(s)

Victor M. Cassidy, critic and journalist, has published work in Art in America and Sculpture Magazine. He lives in Chicago.

Bibliographic Details

Victor M. Cassidy
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 215
Bibliographic Info: 56 photos (26 in color), appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7447-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3393-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction 1
One. Collaboration in Three Dimensions 9
Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel 10
Patricia Leighton and Del Geist 16
Randi & Katrine 21
Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger 28
CaCO3: Old Art, New Places 35
Two. Paintings and Collagraphs 43
Twelve Paintings: William Allan, Robert Hudson and William T. Wiley 43
The Three Amigos Make Collagraphs: William T. Wiley,
Robert Hudson and Richard Shaw 50
Three. Printmakers and the Artist’s Vision 56
Grenfell Press 56
Chuck Webster Discovers Pochoir 57
Jane Kent and the Artists’ Book 60
Sam Francis and Garner Tullis 67
Four. Photographers 73
Ute and Werner Mahler 74
Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman 81
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick 88
Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev 102
Between pages 110 and 111 are 16 color plates containing 26 photographs
Five. Artists and Architects 111
Wolfgang Buttress, Mark Braund and Tristan Simmonds 112
Michael ­Craig-Martin and Herzog & de Meuron 116
Mags Harries and Lajos Héder 120
Jene Highstein and Steven Holl 127
Six. Artists and Performers 132
Barbara Cooper and Jan Bartoszek 132
Jene Highstein and Hanne Tierney 137
Catherine Lee and Shay Ishii 143
Appendix: Other Artistic Collaborators 151
Chapter Notes 167
Bibliography 181
Index 185

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Welcome and engaging…fascinating details”—New Art Examiner
  • “Exploring artistic collaboration as a creative strategy, this work presents interviews with 40 artists whose work is based on collaboration in pairs and trios.”—ProtoView