ABOUT THE BOOK
Over the past fifty years, David Deutsch has used a variety of techniques—painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and conceptual mixed media—to create artwork that addresses complicated themes of the interior and exterior. From voyeuristic nighttime aerial photography to painterly abstracted landscapes, Deutsch wrestles with how we occupy our lives and the tension that exists as we navigate paths through time and memory. Most recently, Deutsch has focused primarily on painting large-scale monotypes, about which Roberta Smith of the New York Times notes, “Mr. Deutsch’s paintings are grown-up, complex of space and surface, and rich in notions of human interaction or the lack thereof; voyeurism and solitude; and often an ambiguous ominousness.” This extensive monograph provides a thorough look at a body of work that is at once innovative, familiar, and provocative.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Deutsch was born in Los Angeles in 1943 and studied at the University of California, Los Angeles and the California Institute of Arts, Chouinard. In 1970, he moved to New York City where he currently lives and works. Since 1969, he has exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group shows. His work is in the collections of many museums including Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Deutsch’s work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artnews, Art Forum, Bomb, Interview, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, among others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jarrett Earnest is an artist and writer living in New York City. His books include What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with Art Critics (David Zwirner Books, 2018), the volumes Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from the Brooklyn Rail, which he co-edited with Lucas Zwirner (David Zwirner Books, 2017), and FOR BILL, ANYTHING: Words and Images for Bill Berkson (with Isabelle Sorrell, Pressed Wafer, 2015). He has guest edited issues of The Brooklyn Rail, Miami Rail, and Riot of Perfume, and his criticism and long-form interviews have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Review of Books, Art in America, San Francisco Arts Quarterly and many exhibition catalogs and other publications.