Jonathan Fineberg




  • “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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