Eloquent Presentation of New Work by the Renowned Belgian Painter Luc Tuymans

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NEW YORK, NY.- Luc Tuymans (b.1958, Belgium) has changed the course of contemporary art, influencing an entire generation of figurative painters with his cryptic imagery and muted palette. Produced in close collaboration with the artist, LUC TUYMANS: IS IT SAFE? (Phaidon Press, November 2010, $69.95/ $79.95 CAN) presents more than 100 new paintings, all made since 2004 and many never before published. The publication offers intriguing new insights into the work of one of the world’s most gifted and visionary painters. Beginning with Les Cinq Anneaux and concluding with Against the Day, Tuymans produced a landmark suite of seven thematically linked bodies of work. With a visual narrative that traces the philosophical and psychic roots of contemporary civilization, they interweave a range of photographic sources — from St Peter’s Basilica to Disneyland to the Bi