04.04.16 by Staff

Phaidon Book Giveaway: Modern Art In America


Phaidon’s gigantic new art book is available now and we have a copy to give away to one of you guys!

Written by William C. Agee, Modern Art in America 1908-68, challenges the conventional narrative of modern American art by highlighting early twentieth century artists often excluded in general surveys as well as the influence of European artists on the American art scene. Perfect for modernist art geeks eager to question everything they think they know or, really, anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating period in art history!

If you wanna snag a copy of this beautiful book from us, respond in the comments with your favourite piece of art created between 1908-1968. We’ll pick a winner, April 15th! Have a look inside the book below!


















If you have work to share, please send us a tweet or post it to our monthly submission posts.

  • Misha

    No. 12 (Black on Dark Sienna on Purple) by Mark Rothko

  • Mark Rothko – Black on Maroon, 1958-59

  • Connor Wiik

    Lucky Strike by Stuart Davis

  • Michael Krolczyk

    Guernica by Pablo Picasso, 1937

  • reeves12

    Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm, 1950.

  • Evan Weselmann

    L’Atelier Rouge – Matisse 1911

  • Kathryn Combs

    Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

  • Martin Schneider

    Egon Schiele, House with Drying Laundry, 1917

  • nando

    Jerome Witkin, Death as an Usher, 1933

  • Austin Schlichtman

    Pablo Picasso, Tete de Femme – 1935

  • M. Gordy

    Norman Rockwell, Before the Shot – 1958

  • Nate Marsden

    Stuart Davis, Memo, 1956.

  • E. P.

    Morris Louis, Untitled, 1960

  • ‘I Love You With My Ford’ James Rosenquist 1961

  • Marsden Hartley

  • Eliott Ipolito

    Jay Defeo, “The Rose” – 1958

  • taryn

    Europe After the Rain by Max Ernst! It’s so desolate.

  • Paul-Émile Borduas, Easter (Pâques), 1954

  • caroline king

    Richard Diebenkorn | Ocean Park No. 29

  • DM

    Agnes Martin, White Flower, 1960

  • Marcel Duchamp, ‘Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2’, 1912

  • Alison Snow

    Ansel Adams | Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico | 1941

  • James Van Way

    Cy Twombly-‘The First Part of the Return from Parnassus’

  • Jeremy Grant

    Dovecoat – Joseph Cornell, 1952

  • Eva Wanderlust

    David Hockney, A Lawn being Sprinkled (1967)

  • Kadee McFarlane

    Sky Above the Clouds III 1963, Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Ed Ruscha: Los Angeles County Museum on Fire (1965-68, Just made the cut!)

  • susan schickedanz

    Elegy to the Spanish Republic by Robert Motherwell

  • Hans Dayal

    Mark Rothko – Orange and Yellow – 1956

    • Hans Dayal

      Many a Rothko on here…testament, I’d say…

  • crystal_heart

    Yellow (II.2 Yellow; Jaune Série II No.2), 1964-5, by Ellsworth Kelly

  • Tom Thomson – Autumn’s Garland (1916)

  • Jonathan Bell-Etkin

    Roy Lichtenstein – Drowning Girl, ’63

  • Mindi Maneck

    Dance by Matisse, 1910

  • René Magritte’s ‘The Blow To The Heart’. 1952. (It was really hard to pick between Magritte and Kusama!)

  • memotone

    It’s impossible to pick one. But here’s a nice painting from that period. John Nash – Winter in a Beechwood (Not Ameircan, but you didn’t specify! Be well.

  • Selena

    Jack Bush ‘Light Grey’ – 1968

  • Nathan Carlson

    Willem de Kooning – Excavation (1950)

  • Alberto Burri, Tutto nero (1955)

  • Brady

    Marcel Duchamp “3 Standard Stoppages” 1913-14

  • Hair Being Pursued by Two Planets – Joan Miro, 1968

    I had to research Miro for 9th grade Spanish class, and found this particular painting bizarre. I stared at it for a long time, wondering about the dots and the line (were they mistakes? Was there a hair and some dust on the copy when the book was printed?). Then I saw the title, and I laughed hysterically. It’s the first painting that I saw where the personality and humor of the artist came through.

  • Agnes Martin ( 1912–2004 ) – Morning, 1965

  • renata x

    Nighthawks, by Edward Hopper

  • Laura Sofía

    Maya Deren – At Land, 1944

  • Mark Vargo

    Untitled – Robert Rauschenberg 1963

  • ashley k

    Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

  • Katherine Marie Heilman-Slavin

    Fillette by Louise Bourgeois!

  • Ariel K

    The Deep by Jackson Pollock

  • Jameson Kergozou

    Mark Rothko – No. 61 (Rust and Blue), 1953

  • Brit Fukushima

    Joan Mitchell’s Diabolo

  • Jonah Leurquin

    Meret Oppenheim


    Paris, 1936

  • Travis Benjamin Simpson

    The Elephants – Salvador Dali 1948

  • Ken Hensch

    “The deep” by none other than Jackson Pollock!

  • Jenna O

    I love ‘Violin and Pitcher’ by Georges Braque

  • paul maes

    The Piano Lesson, 1916 by Henri Matisse

  • Valentin Guesdon

    Josef Albers – Homage to the Square: Apparition (1959)

  • Guilherme Cunha

    A 18 – Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1927)

  • Pete Nawara

    Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, 1968

  • Bernard Wong

    Edwin Walter Dickinson – The Cello Player

  • Rhys Maurer

    Albert Bloch – Summer Night (1913)

  • CONGRATULATIONS CONNER WIIK – check your inbox you’ve got yourself a copy of the book!

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