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Description - Latin American Artists: From 1785 to Now by Phaidon Editors

The essential survey showcasing the work of more than 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Latin America

Latin American artists have gained increasing international prominence as the art world awakens to the area's extraordinary art scenes and histories. In an accessible A-Z format, this volume introduces key artworks by 308 artists who together demonstrate the variety and vitality of artwork being made. Focusing on those born, or who have lived, in the 20 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of Latin America, and featuring historic and living artists - both those celebrated internationally and names less-known outside their native countries - this book has been created in close collaboration with an expert panel of 68 advisors and writers.

Artists featured include: Allora and Calzadilla, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Francis Alys, Olga de Amaral, Fernando Botero, Leonora Carrington, Lygia Clark, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Leonor Fini, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Carmen Herrera, Graciela Iturbide, Alfredo Jaar, Frida Kahlo, Guillermo Kuitca, Wifredo Lam, Teresa Margolles, Marisol, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Helio Oiticica, Gabriel Orozco, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Zilia Sanchez, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Cecilia Vicuna, Adrian Villar Rojas and Faith Wilding.

The advisory panel includes: Deri Andrade, David Ayala-Alfonso, Fernanda Brenner, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Tatiana Cuevas, Anna Di Stasi, Andres Gustavo Duprat, Raphael Fonseca, Zanna Gilbert, Laura Hakel, Yina Jimenez Suriel, Maya Juracan, Pablo Leon de la Barra, Miguel A. Lopez, Bernardo Mosqueira, Gerardo Mosquera, Rodrigo Moura, Laura Orozco, Taisa Palhares, Maylin Perez, Catherine Petitgas, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Florencia Portocarrero, Ileana Ramirez Romero, Amy Rosenblum-Martin, Emiliano Valdes and Michael Wellen.

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