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Enrico David

Gradations of Slow Release


Enrico David has distinguished himself as one of the most original artists working today. This monograph, published on the occasion of the artist’s first US survey, celebrates an artist who uses unconventional mediums such as copper, wax, bamboo, bone, Vaseline, cashmere, and cotton to fashion imagery that revolves around the human figure and its many states of being. The generously illustrated volume includes an illuminating essay about David’s practice by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling, a compelling creative piece by Nathanaël, and an interview with the artist by Mark Beasley of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Flexi-cover, 120 pages with 64 illustrations, copublished by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and DelMonico Books•Prestel.

Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, curated by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, and presented in the Bergman Family Gallery at the MCA Sep 29, 2018–Mar 10, 2019.