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A Troublesome Subject
The Art of Robert Arneson

“One of the ten best art books of 2013"
Brooklyn Rail

“Fineberg delves deeply into the life and art of one of America’s most important and under-known artists.”
Gary Garrels,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“The book reveals a body of work that is as complex, entangled, and internally dynamic as the world that the artist encountered.”
Hannah Higgins,
University of Illinois, Chicago

“I went to Davis and I began spending time in TB9. It’s wonderful to have a major book on Arneson that describes Bob, his studio door mostly open, working, working and so we all were working, working always encouragement always looking. It was the place I needed at that time—he included everyone in the idea of making and doing”
Bruce Nauman

“The first major book to consider the life and work of Robert Arneson, A Troublesome Subject shows how Arneson’s work articulated the crisis of narcissism that has defined American culture since 1970"
University of California Press

“The Art Blog, review November 2015”

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