Charles Gaines is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. Kerry James Marshall is an artist based in Chicago. Laurence Rassel is a curator and teacher based in Brussels. Greg Tate is a writer, musician and producer based in New York.
"The skeleton key to the multifaceted artist's work and thought."-Publishers Weekly"The lasted addition to Phaidon's great Contemporary Artists series... Marshall deftly explores issues of race and history through imagery ranging from abstraction to comics."-Tate Etc"[Kerry James Marshall is] one of the most exciting artists working today... The most comprehensive overview available of his remarkable career."-MrsD-Daily.com"The exquisite talent of contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall and his acclaimed representations of African-American identity is captured here. His previous book in 2016 with Skira is already changing hands for GBP200 a copy, so here's your chance to grab a more comprehensive look at his work at a reasonable price."-The Bookseller"Compelling... featuring an eclectic selection of his works, the book affords unparalleled insight into one of the most important living American artists."-AestheticaOn the Contemporary Artists Series"The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."-Artforum"The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."-Time Out"A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."-The Sunday Times"Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."-The Art Book