Why your five-year-old could not have done that : modern art explained

by Hodge, Susie, 1960-

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Come on, you know you've thought it--while viewing a "masterpiece" of abstract art, you mutter, "A kid could do that." Here Susie Hodge, author of How to Survive Modern Art, explains why the best examples of modern art are actually the result of sophisticated thought and serious talent. From Marcel Duchamp's notorious Fountain and the scribbles of Cy Twombly to Mark Rothko's multiforms and Carl Andre's uncarved blocks, Hodge addresses critical outrage with a revealing insight into the technical skill, layering of ideas, and sheer inspiration behind each work. In cleverly organized chapters such as "Objects/ Toys," "Provocations/Tantrums," and "People/Monsters," Hodges thoughtfully and definitively lays bare the perception that modern art is mere child's play.
chapter 1. Objects/toys: Lobster telephone / Salvador Dali
Time transfixed / René Magritte
Lobster trap and fish tail / Alexander Calder
Flag above white with collage / Jasper Johns
Earth eclipse / Joseph Cornell
Homage to New York / Jean Tinguely
Pancakes and sausages / Claes Oldenburg
"Monument" for V. Tatlin / Dan Flavin
Untitled (structure that eats salad) / Giovanni Anselmo
Campbell's soup / Andy Warhol
No title / Eva Hesse
More love hours than can ever be repaid and the wages of sin / Mike Kelley
"Untitled" (USA Today) / Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Horses running endlessly / Gabriel Orozco
Bidibidobidiboo / Maurizio Cattelan
Meringue mix / Wayne Thiebaud
Untitled (bird, nesting dolls, vase) / Haim Steinbach
The ego and the id / Franz West
Cuckoo in the nest / Gary Hume
World leaders attend the marriage
/ Grayson Perry
Massachusetts chandelier / Pipilotti Rist. chapter 2. Expressions/scribbles: Improvisation 21A / Wassily Kandinsky
Cut with the kitchen knife
/ Hannah Höch
Head (biomorphic abstraction) / Hans Arp
Hirondelle amour / Joan Miró
Painting / Wols
Onement / Barnett Newman
Chief / Franz Kline
One : number 31 / Jackson Pollock
The dog / Alberto Giacometti
The marriage of reason and squalor II / Frank Stella
In the beginning was the image / Asger Jorn
Untitled (grey) / Gerhard Richter
Untitled / Mark Rothko
Corner piece / Lynda Benglis
Room with chair / Howard Hodgkin
Trademarks / Vito Acconci
24 hour psycho / Douglas Gordon
Tree of life / John Hoyland
Beautiful, pop, spinning ice creamy, whirling, expanding painting / Damien Hirst
Work no. 227 : the lights going on and off / Martin Creed
Samuel Beckett / Maggi Hambling. chapter 3. Provocation/tantrums: Magical bishop costume / Hugo Ball
Fountain / Marcel Duchamp
God / Morton Livingstone Schamberg
Abstract composition / Alexander Rodchenko
The cacodylic eye / Francis Picabia
Year after year / Arshile Gorky
Full-up / Arman
Spatial concept "waiting" / Lucio Fontana
Artist's shit / Piero Manzoni
Still and chew : art and culture / John Latham
Untitled (12 horses) / Jannis Kounellis
Class fool / Paul McCarthy
Works in wealth III / Stephan Huber
Fleeting monument / Cornelia Parker
Untitled / Robert Gober
My bed / Tracey Emin
Bag / Gavin Turk. chapter 4. Landscapes/playscapes: Suprematist composition : white on white / Kasimir Malevich
The factory / Maurice Utrillo
Counter-composition of dissonances, XVI / Theo van Doesburg
Goin' fishin' / Arthur Dove
Equivalent / Alfred Stieglitz
The snail / Henri Matisse
Yard / Allan Kaprow
Winding towers / Bernd and Hilla Becher
Map of broken glass (Atlantis) / Robert Smithson
Untitled (8) I / Jim Dine
Uncarved blocks / Carl Andre
New stones, Newton's tones / Tony Cragg
Wayland's song / Anselm Kiefer
Crack is wack / Keith Haring
Geneva circle two / Richard Long
Footsteps / Christian Marclay
Concrete cabin / Peter Doig
Concorde grid / Wolfgang Tillmans
Empirical construction, Istanbul / Julie Mehretu
Dots obsession
infinity mirrored room / Yayoi Kusama
Sunflower seeds / Ai Weiwei. chapter 5. People/monsters: The scream / Edvard Munch
Portrait of Juan Gris / Amedeo Modigliani
Angelus novus / Paul Klee
Woman / André Masson
Reading / Pablo Picasso
Head of a hostage / Jean Fautrier
Dandy / Jean Dubuffet
Woman I / Willem de Kooning
Olympia / Cy Twombly
Woodmen / Georg Baselitz
P.o.th.A.a.Vfb / Dieter Roth
Singing sculpture / Gilbert & George
Mouse on a table / Karel Appel
Vertical roll / Joan Jonas
In the studio / Philip Guston
Untitled / Kiki Smith
Portrait of R. Huber / Thomas Ruff
The violinist / Dora Holzhandler
Sony Levi / Martin Maloney
Maman / Louise Bourgeois.

Additional Information
Subjects Art, Modern.
Art criticism.
Publisher Munich ; New York :Prestel,2012
Other Titles Why your 5-year-old could not have done that :
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
ISBN 9783791347356
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