David Rankin: The New York Years

Designed to accompany a retrospective of the same name, this monograph is an insightful view into the career of Australian artist David Rankin.

The book makes an in-depth study of Rankin’s early years in native Australia, followed by his move to the Big Apple.

Written by Dore Ashton, the esteemed New York art historian and critic, this book gives a detailed insight into key developments and themes in the career of this diverse artist, who works across a variety of mediums.

The book is introduced by Rankin’s friend and fellow Aussie expat, Booker Prize winning author Peter Carey, who discusses the artist’s early years in their shared country of origin.

Ashton looks at the period after rankin’s marriage to the poet Lily Brett and their move to the United states.

Many of the works featured in the retrospective exhibition are identified and illustrated in the volume, which serves as an ideal accompaniment. with a plethora of vibrant illustrations to accompany rich biographical work and analyses, this 288 page volume is a comprehensive profile by an astute observer.

Author: Dore Ashton
Publisher: Macmillan Art Publishing
RRP: $99.00