Artists throughout history have been in thrall to the depiction of death. Lynn Stern has made that fascination the focal point of a 25-year exploration of the subject. The resulting book, Skull, reproduces 8 series of skull photographs, some never seen before. Released by publisher Thames & Hudson, Skull includes an accompanying essay by art critic, Donald Kuspit, contextualizing Stern’s work within art history through comparisons with paintings, sculptures and photographs made during the last seven centuries of western art. The monograph also contains an essay by Stern describing, in personal terms, the genesis and evolution of the skull work. The book will be made available for purchase online, as well as through select distributors.
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November 23, 2017 to December 23, 2017