Very Fine Art Books

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists

A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals: 1951-1957.


 Readers’ opinion:  
 Almost Perfect – Very Important! 
 Best and Most Complete Study of The NY School to Date! opinion opinion    
LIBRARIES,   February 2001: 
“The book is unique; it can be used as a reference for artists’
biographies, for exhibition documentation, or as the history of
a specific artistic movement.
Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates
through faculty.”  
Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799406
New York School Press, 2000.
Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,
176 full-page color art reproductions, printed in Germany,  393 pages, indexes. 265 artists are documented.
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American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey

with Artists’ Statements, Artwork and  Biographies.


 “This excellent publication builds on the earlier [above] publication. It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US,
 rectified…omission of African American artists… and concentrated on 88 artists…excellent layout and superb photographs. Highly recommended”  ~ CHOICE,

“Herskovic overviews American abstract expressionism with this hefty volume of plates. Beyond the names you’ll immediately recognize (Pollack,  DeKooning, Gorky, etc.) this alphabetically arranged set takes a fair and complete look, including commentary from the artists…. We like Kline’s ideas on size and space and also when DeKooning says, “spiritually I am wherever my spirit allows me to be.” American Abstract should be a  fixture in libraries and the homes of the lovers of the form.” 

 “Researchers will seek out this well designed selection.”
~Library Journal August 2003.

Amazon .com opinion opinion 

Ed. by Marika Herskovic,
ISBN: 0967799414.
New York School Press 2003;
Hardcover, 12×9 inches,
372 pages,
176 full page color reproductions, printed in Germany. 

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American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless

An Illustrated Survey with Artists’ Statement, Artwork and Biographies.

 January 10, 2010
Readers’ opinion: 
 Highly recommendedLibraries supporting both studio
and art history programs at the lower undergraduate and
above; general readers.” ~ CHOICE  

Readers’ opinion:
It is an important contribution to the study of Abstract

Expressionism. 58 painters and sculptors are featured. Each
of these artists have 2 works shown (full page) one abstract
and one figurative work and an artist’s statement. The
reproductions are excellent. There is also a Bio, and a
listing of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions for each of
these artists. An amazing amount of research and love went
into this new production of the New York and Californian
Schools abstract and figurative expressionism. You can see
that these schools were actually a bonafide community of
artists. This 254 page book was sumptuously printed and
has a 12 x 9 1/2 inch format. The book has a black cloth
binding and a handsome dust jacket with ALL the names of
the listed artists. This platinum dust-jacket has black and red
lettering which pops-out and is a stunning tribute to the

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799422

New York School Press, 2009.
Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,
116 full-page color art reproductions,
printed in Germany,
254 pages, indexes. 58 artists are documented.


Albert Kotin American Abstract Expressionist of the 1950s


Brava Marika! amazing – the text and images capture Al’s career and his personality.
Thank you so much,
Robert Kotin, Albert Kotin’s nephew. –E-mail to the editor

Albert Kotin’s mentor in Provincetown, Hans Hofmann wrote,”It seemed to me that over a period of 20 years since I know you as an artist as a student and as a friend that the development of your work has reached a climax of great magnitude and great beauty based on a continued profound introspection and painterly development.”-Letter to Albert Kotin, 1964
Indeed Kotin was among the 24 artists-James Brooks, Nicolas Carone, Giorgio Cavallon, Willem De Kooning, Elaine De Kooning, Enrico Donati, John Ferren, Perle Fine, Michael Goldberg, Robert Goodnough, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Earl Kerkam, Franz Kline, Albert Kotin, Conrad Marca-Relli, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart, Milton Resnick, James Rosati, Louis Schanker, David Smith, Esteban Vicente who were chosen out of the total 256 participants and were included in the famous 9th St Show (1951) and in all the following New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals from 1953 to 1957. These Annuals were important because the participants were selected by the artists themselves.
Herskovic in her first monograph continues to illuminate the pioneers of the New York School of Abstract Expressionists. Sumptuously visual this book is a pleasure
to dwell over. –Hans Hofmann letter to Albert Kotin

Ed. by Marika Herskovic, ISBN: 0967799430
New York School Press, 2016.
Hardcover with jacket, 12 x 9 inches,
367 pages, 
151 full-page color art reproductions,
printed in Germany.

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