119 pages, fully-illustrated
Softcover, perfect bound
Published by The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1999
Design by Lisa Feldman Design, Inc.
Printed by Herlin Press, Inc.
Essays by Harry Philbrick, Karen Finley, and David McCarthy
The Nude in Contemporary Art features work from Tina Barney, Lisa Bartolozzi, Paul Cadmus, Chuck Close, John Coplans, Meg Cranston, John Currin, Jeanne Dunning, Karen Finley, Lucian Freud, John O'Reilly, Spencer Tuick and Lisa Yuskavage, and many others. Their work is accompanied by multiple essays, exploring the way nudity allows for discussions of childhood and old age, innocence and experience, and mundane reality and fantasy.