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Balthus: A Biography

Nicholas Fox Weber

This is the first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time--the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola--whose brilliant, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The artist's complexities are clarified and his genius understood in a book that derives its immediacy from the author's long and intense conversations with Balthus himself--who never previously consented to discuss his life and work with a biographer--as well as Weber's interviews with the painter's closest associates.

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ISBN-13: 9781564789921

656 pagina's, 23,2 × 15,8 cm, paperback, Engels

Dalkey Archive Press, 2018
€ 24.95

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