|About the Book|
Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore is the most comprehensive presentation of work by a remarkable artist whose life was cut short by AIDS. Frank Moore (1953-2002) is best known for his large, highly detailed figurative paintings filled with fantastic and symbolic images. This catalogue includes a complete bibliography, chronology and excerpts from Moores own writings. It also features more than 50 color images of Moores paintings and works on paper, as well as approximately 40 reproductions of previously unpublished archival material--such as sketchbooks and documents--culled from the vast Frank Moore Papers housed at New York Universitys Fales Library. An essay by Klaus Kertess considers Moores recurrent themes, situating the artist within the vibrant downtown scene- a contribution by Gregg Bordowitz relates Moores works to his passionate AIDS activism- and a piece by Susan Harris addresses the artists working methods.