Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Author(s): Daisy Lafarge (Text by); Eileen Agar (Artist); Laura Smith (Editor); Grace Storey (Editor); Marina Warner (Text by); Andrew Lambirth (Text by)

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A major survey of the pioneering cult British painter, collagist and photographer and her unique passage from biomorphic Surrealism to Tachist abstraction

Painter and photographer Eileen Agar (1899-1991) was born in Buenos Aires and spent the majority of her life in Great Britain. In spite of her own pioneering contributions to painting, collage, photography and sculpture, Agar's career has largely been appraised in relation to her connections with major male figures of European modernism such as Paul Nash, Ezra Pound, Roland Penrose and Paul luard. This monograph seeks to overturn that narrative and delve into Agar as a fully autonomous artist whose unique style was a crucial element in the development of European culture in the 20th century.Dense with pattern and color, Agar's work across various media draws from Cubist and Surrealist tendencies of material juxtapositions and fractured imagery, evoking emotion through distortion. Alongside reproductions of rarely seen artworks, writer Marina Warner, poet Daisy Lafarge and Agar's biographer Andrew Lambirth reflect on the artist's progressive attitudes toward art, sexuality and art history.

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  • : 9780854882922
  • : Whitechapel Art Gallery
  • : Whitechapel Art Gallery
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  • : February 2021
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  • : 272
  • : Paperback
  • : Daisy Lafarge (Text by); Eileen Agar (Artist); Laura Smith (Editor); Grace Storey (Editor); Marina Warner (Text by); Andrew Lambirth (Text by)