Agustin Fernandez The Metamorphosis of Experience
Agustin Fernandez
The Metamorphosis of Experience
Essay by Susan Aberth, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, and Abby McEwen
Introduction by Donald B. Kuspit
  • Imprint: 5 Continents Editions
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2012
  • Price: $75.00
  • Trim Size: 11 12 x 12
  • ISBN: 978-88-7439-630-6
  • EAN: 9788874396306
  • Page Count: 260
  • Illustrations: 220 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US & Canada

At the time of his death in 2006, Agustin Fernandez ranked among Cuba’s most outstanding artists. Defying simple categorization, today his work is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. In 1980 Brian de Palma’s film Dressed to Kill famously included one of the artist’s paintings, launching him into the public arena. This is the first comprehensive study of Fernandez’s work, which has been exhibited and collected in major museums and private collections throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

About the author

Donald Kuspit is a renowned art critic and professor emeritus of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the author of numerous books. Susan Aberth is associate professor of art history at Bard College. Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is curator at El Museo del Barrio. Abby McEwen is assistant professor of Latin American art at the University of Maryland, College Park.