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Nat Tate

an American artist : 1928-1960
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Bloomsbury , New York
Artists / Fiction, Nat Tate (Fictitious character), Tate, Nat (Fictitious character) / Fiction, Artists, History, Fi
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Presents a fictional biography of a young, Abstract Expressionist artist living in the New York City of the 1950s who, after a trip to Europe to meet the masters of twentieth-century art, despairs of his talent and decides to end his life.

StatementWilliam Boyd
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6052.O9192 N38 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination67 pages :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26366602M
ISBN 101608195805, 1408814463
ISBN 139781608195800, 9781408814468
OCLC/WorldCa669754803

David Bowie with critic Matthew Collings – and Jeff Koons behind – at the launch party in of William Boyd’s book Nat Tate: an American Artist Another party was scheduled for the book's London release a week later. Then word leaked out: Nat Tate never existed. The book was a fiction created by Boyd, David Bowie, Gore Vidal, Picasso's biographer John Richardson, and David Lister, a journalist from the Independent in London/5(20).

A very short book, an easy and enjoyable read.

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The most enjoyable thing about this book is the story around it, as much as the book itself. Nat Tate styles itself as the biography of an obscure but highly successful American painter who committed suicide just after destroying almost all of his paintings/5(45).

Nat Tate book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The infamous literary hoax that fooled the art worldOn January 8artist N Format: Paperback. An excerpt from the book ran in the Sunday Telegraph. And then it was all exposed as an elaborate hoax.

Nat Tate had never existed. Nat Tate was a fiction. He was a figment of William Boyd's. 'Nat had looked at his own art and had found it seriously wanting' detail from Bridge No by Nat Tate. " All history is the history of unintended consequences," so the old saying goes, and. This small book memorializing Nat Tate is William Boyd's homage to this forgotten artist.

With the look and feel of a fine art monograph, this tiny book boasts heavy semi-gloss paper, wide margins, understated design, a great deal of white space, and many photographs of Nat Tate from childhood to his death, along with his friends, family, and /5(20). Includes bibliographical references (p.

67). Summary: Biography of midth century American artist, Nat Tate, who was revealed to be a fictional character in a New York Times article, April 9, Subject: Tate, Nathwell, Tate, Nat, Tate, Nat (Fictitious character) - (Fictitious character) Artists - Fiction.

The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself-an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the :   Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself - an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the s.

Special offers and product promotions. Amazon Business: For business /5(18). About Nat Tate. The infamous literary prank that fooled a legion of art critics in the s Artist Nathwell Tate was born in in Union Beach, New Jersey. On January 8 he contrived to round up and burn almost his entire output of Abstract Expressionism.

Four days later he killed himself. This book offers an account of Tate's life and work. NAT TATE An American Artist by Boyd, William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Many of the photographs in the book, including those said to be of Nat Tate, are actually pictures collected by Mr.

Boyd over the years from estate sales, antiques shops and the like. Boyd. The Nat Tate “affair” began on April Fools’ Day in at a glittering party held in the artist Jeff Koons’s studio in Manhattan.

The host was David Bowie and he was celebrating the birth. Get this from a library. Nat Tate: an American artist, [William Boyd] -- Biography of midth century American artist, Nat Tate, who was revealed to be a fictional character in a New York Times article, April 9, The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it.

Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself-an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the s.

There never was an artist called Nat Tate and this book is, therefore, a fabrication, a trick, a joke within a joke, except everyone who knows William Boyd's work is in on the joke from the first mention of Logan Mountstuart, the star of his groundbreaking work, Any Human Heart/5(14).

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Boyd’s book, titled Nat Tate: An American Artisttold the story of an unknown abstract expressionist named Nat Tate, who lived and worked in New York in the s. Get this from a library. Nat Tate: an American artist: [William Boyd] -- Presents a fictional biography of a young, abstract expressionist artist living in the New York City of the s who, after a trip to Europe to meet the masters of twentieth-century art, despairs of.

From the book Nat Tate: An American Artist: /Courtesy Bloomsbury In the late '90's, David Bowie and author William Boyd invented a fake artist, Nat. But Nat Tate never existed. The book was a hoax.

Will Boyd's biography of a fake artist is a brilliant probe into the politics of authenticity and reputation in the modern art scene. It is a playful and intelligent insight into the fascinating, often cryptic world of modern art. Nat Tate: An American Artist, () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Any Human Heart () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Restless () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Ordinary Thunderstorms () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Waiting for Sunrise () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: Sweet Caress () Hardcover Paperback Kindle: The Argument ().

Bowie published “Nat Tate” through the book-publishing arm of Modern Painters, where he was a board member, and threw the New York launch party, on the night before April Fool’s : Macy Halford. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself-an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art.

To really welcome Nat Tate into the world, Boyd held a book-launch party for the book on April Fools’ Day at Jeff Koons’ New York studio, at which Bowie read several : Madeline Raynor. All well and good, except, Nat Tate had never existed, and Boyd’s book was a hoax.

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The book was a hoax, and the art world had fallen for it. Nat Tate is a work of art unto itself - an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the authentic, and a thoughtful tour through the spirited and occasionally ludicrous American art scene of the s.

Nat Tate by William Boyd,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). How ‘Nat Tate’ Hoaxed The Artworld, With Help From David Bowie Fiction Inat a glittering party, novelist William Boyd alerted the art world to the brilliance of artist ‘Nat Tate. When William Boyd published his biography of Abstract Expressionist Nat Tate, tributes poured in from a whole host of artists and critics in the New York art world.

They toasted the troubled genius in a Manhattan launch party attended by David Bowie and Gore Vidal. But. At the launch party for the book, (published by Bowie's own 21 Publishing company) at Jeff Koons' studio in Manhattan on March 31st,(April 1st eve) Bowie read extracts from the book to a gathering of art world types, all too cool to admit they had never even heard of Nat Tate!.

However, the British launch of the book was a damp squib by comparison, as David Lister, the then arts editor.Artist Nathwell Tate was born in in Union Beach, New Jersey. On January 8 he contrived to round up and burn almost his entire output of Abstract Expressionism. Four days later he killed himself.

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This book offers an account of Tate's life and work which can be seen either as straight art biography or as fiction. It is an investigation of the blurry line between the invented and the.Book Information. Original Title: Nat Tate: Categories: Art, Fiction: Author: William Boyd: SKU: SBID_