History of Art and Architecture

Alex Taylor Writes for New Book on Pop Artist Allan D’Arcangelo

Recognized as a major Pop artist in his day, Allan D’Arcangelo (1930–1998) has yet to receive the critical reevaluation of painters like Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist.  Published by Rizzoli, this major monograph introduces new audiences to his iconic paintings, particularly his celebrated paintings of the highway.

Taylor’s lead essay and artist chronology for the volume appears alongside contributions by Evan Moffit and Cécile Whiting. He offers a new account of D’Arcangelo’s career that emphasizes the impact of his early training in Buffalo and Mexico to explore the existentialist orientation of his practice and its distinctive blending of pop and minimalist idioms. Based on research in the artist’s papers at the UB Art Gallery, the text includes the first account of D’Arcangelo’s public murals and his little-known late-career engagements with outsider art and ancient archeological sites.

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