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14th December 2021

Best art books of 2021

An offering for those desperate for Xmas gift ideas. A partial list of lists is: Bookforum, Five Books, The Guardian, and Christie’s. No single book predominates, not even John Richardson’s Picasso biography, perhaps reflecting how that artist’s once exalted status is deflating. Besides books covering specific exhibitions, there are multiple publications covering women and artists of colour who have previously been ignored. A listing of coffee table-type books is here.