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A cutting-edge selection of the artists that matter the most

Tracking the trends of art in the world today, bringing you illustrations and information about all the most important artists

"The definitive guide to modern art." - ARENA, London

Want a head start on the things you’ll be seeing in art institutions a decade down the road? It’s all in here, the very latest of the very best—and so fresh you can feel its pulse. A to Z magazine-style entries include captivating images of important recent work, short biographies, exhibition history and bibliographical information. The illustrated appendix features names and contact information for the galleries representing the artists featured, as well as primary market prices and examples of auction results. Think of this tome as a global go-round of the world’s most influential galleries: a truly invaluable, invigorating, and intense experience.

Featured artists:
Tomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Ai Weiwei, Doug Aitken, Haluk Akakçe, Allora & Calzadilla, Darren Almond, Pawel Althamer, David Altmejd, Hope Atherton, Banksy, Matthew Barney, Tim Berresheim, Cosima von Bonin, Monica Bonvicini, Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Maurizio Cattelan, Mat Collishaw, George Condo, Martin Creed, John Currin, Aaron Curry, Enrico David, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Rineke Dijkstra, Nathalie Djurberg, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, Marcel Dzama,  Martin Eder, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Urs Fischer, Günther Förg, Walton Ford, Tom Friedman, Ellen Gallagher, Isa Genzken, Luis Gispert, Robert Gober,  Douglas Gordon, Mark Grotjahn, Subodh Gupta, Andreas Gursky, Wade Guyton, Daniel Guzmán, Rachel Harrison, Mona Hatoum, Eberhard Havekost, Richard Hawkins, Jonathan Hernández, Arturo Herrera, Charline von Heyl, Thomas Hirschhorn, Damien Hirst, Andreas Hofer, Thomas Houseago, Huang Yong Ping, Pierre Huyghe, Mike Kelley, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Dr. Lakra, Ulrich Lamsfuß, Won Ju Lim, Vera Lutter, Marepe,  Paul McCarthy, Josephine Meckseper, Jonathan Meese, Beatriz Milhazes, Sarah Morris, Ron Mueck, Takashi Murakami, Wangechi Mutu, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Albert Oehlen, Chris Ofili, Paulina Olowska, Gabriel Orozco, Jorge Pardo, Manfred Pernice, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Phillips, Richard Prince, Neo Rauch, Tobias Rehberger, Anselm Reyle, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Anri Sala, Wilhelm Sasnal, Matthias Schaufler, Thomas Scheibitz, Gregor Schneider, Raqib Shaw,  Cindy Sherman, Santiago Sierra, Dash Snow, Rudolf Stingel, Thomas Struth, Mickalene Thomas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Fred Tomaselli, Janaina Tschäpe, Luc Tuymans, Piotr Uklan´ski, Francesco Vezzoli, Kara Walker, Jeff Wall, Rebecca Warren,  Marnie Weber, Franz West, Pae White, Kehinde Wiley, Jonas Wood, Christopher Wool, Erwin Wurm, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Toby Ziegler, Thomas Zipp
The editor:
Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor based in Berlin, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. For TASCHEN he has edited, among other titles, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen and Neo Rauch.
Art Now! Vol. 3 (Midi-Format)

Art Now! Vol. 3

Hans Werner Holzwarth
Flexicover, 7.7 x 9.8 in., 592 pages
$ 39.99

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  • Reviews
"This glossy global book is beautifully designed and would spice up any coffee table. But it’s more than a pretty face: the A-Z directory format makes it quick and easy to reference or to leaf through at leisure... This should be the starting point for lovers of modern art."
— Art Journal, London, United Kingdom
  • See also
100 Contemporary Artists A-Z (Jumbo, TASCHEN 25 Edition)
100 Contemporary Artists A-Z
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Art Now! Vol. 4
Art Now! Vol. 4
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$ 59.99

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