Nicolas Party (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series) (Paperback)
The first and highly-anticipated monograph on one of the most successful, collected, and exciting painters today
Swiss-born Nicolas Party, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed artists working today, is known for his color-saturated paintings of everyday objects, with distinctly personal yet very accessible and recognizable imagery - bright, graphic patterns applied to canvases, ceramics, furniture, floors, ceilings, doorways, and walls. He captures the essence of his subjects in surprising ways, heightening their physical and emotional resonance. Fascinated by the power of paint to alter our perception of the built environment and, within a gallery context, how we experience art, Party regularly paints murals, either as stand-alone works or as carefully orchestrated settings for his practice. This is the first book dedicated to his practice and the first to examine in totality his career to date - it will be a must-read for collectors and followers of the contemporary art scene.
About the Author
Stéphane Aquin is the Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Stefan Banz was an artist, writer and curator based in Cully, where he was the Director of the Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp.
Melissa Hyde is associate professor of art history at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Ali Subotnick is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles.
"Lavish." - The Economist
"Richly packed with content." - Hypebeast
"An invaluable resource for exploring Party's prolific career to date, revealing the scope and depth of his mastery and whimsy." - Forbes
"Readers of this monograph, whether already familiar with Nicolas Party or not, are in for a visual treat." - Library Journal
"In dreamy, colour-saturated landscapes, portraits and still lifes, he captures the essence of his subjects in intriguing ways ... the artist's start will continue to rise in the year's ahead" - Christie's