International Contemporary Masters XIV

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS V. 14

Published in 2021


“This volume is the 14th in the International Contemporary Masters series, our oldest art anthology. To date, World Wide Art Books has published a total of 28 anthologies, which we think is a not inconsiderable achievement for an art publisher.

In all these books, we have presented the work of nearly 4000 artists from nearly every part of the world, and have helped to launch many careers.

When we started this collection of books back in 2006, it was our conviction that there are no longer centers of gravity in the art world or dominant schools of schools of art. Rather, art has become decentralized and diffused all over the world, as it was long, long ago, but now it has become hugely varied, in genres, concept and approaches. To approach this enormous and extremely variegated mass, we decided to create an ongoing chronicle, each piece of which we would try to make as inhomogeneous and varied as possible, in genre, style, and origins of the artists.

After so many books and the acceptance the books have met with, we feel that our approach has been vindicated. The books have become a recognized standard, a resource for art professionals, collectors, art lovers and teachers.

We trust that this fourteenth volume of our oldest series will not disappoint. We present here the works of some 66 artists, each very different, and as usual from every part of the world. Some are quite well-known and established, others are just beginning their careers. But what each possesses is an original creative vision, and a proficiency in their chosen medium. Each deserves further examination and attention.

And so we continue.”

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 154 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • Featuring notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Wojciech Tut Chechliński
  • On the back cover: Stephanie Holznecht

World Wide Art Magazine #6

World Wide Art Magazine Issue #6

Published in 2021


Magazine Details

  • Online Magazine
  • 134 pages
  • Curated by Despina Tunberg
  • Featuring 79 notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Juliet Hillbrand
  • On  the back cover: Hélène Jacubowitz

World Wide Art Magazine #5

World Wide Art Magazine Issue #5

Published in 2021


Magazine Details

  • Online Magazine
  • 168 pages
  • Curated by Despina Tunberg
  • Featuring 64 notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Jean Jacques Porret

World Wide Art Magazine #4

World Wide Art Magazine Issue #4

Published in 2020


Magazine Details

  • Online Magazine
  • 165 pages
  • Curated by Despina Tunberg
  • Featuring 62 notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Anton Franz Hoeger
  • On the first page: Paul Kenens
  • On the back cover: Anagruz

Current Masters V

CURRENT MASTERS V. 5

Published in 2020


This is the fifth volume in the series Current Masters.

We originally conceived this title as an addition to our long-running series “International Contemporary Masters”, which would present younger master artists and new, fresh work by established contemporary artists. 

The book comes out at a difficult time, as the whole world is being swept by the coronavirus epidemic. But in spite of all the fear, suffering and death, art continues to bloom, often under the most unlikely circumstances.

In the volume, among many other works, we feature the three winners of the contest organized by our online gallery Artavita, with the theme “In the time of the Coronavirus”, which had a huge participation. The book features very notable works by 75 other extremely talented artists from all over the world, in almost every medium of the plastic fine arts.

At a time, when visiting art shows has become problematic, the role of a book like this in showcasing worthy new art has become ever more important.

We hope that the reader, or rather the viewer, will derive as much pleasure from perusing this collection as we did in compiling it.

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 100 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side,
  • smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • Features 75 artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Diego Jacobson https://diegojacobson.com
  • On the back cover: Lela Migirov

World Wide Art Magazine #3

World Wide Art Magazine Issue #3

Published in 2020


Magazine Details

  • Online Magazine
  • 113 pages
  • Curated by Despina Tunberg
  • Featuring 53 notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Lisa Rickard
  • On the back cover: Roland Reinert

Important World Artists IV

Important World Artists V. 4

Published in 2020

This is the fourth volume of our series Important World Artists, following the positive acclaim that the first three volumes met. 

This volume presents the work of 70 outstanding artists, each of whom is at the height of their creative power. Almost all media are represented here – painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, installations, photography, digital art and more. And as usual in our books, almost every region of the world is represented.

We believe that this volume, as our previous ones, will constitute an invaluable sourcebook for curators, art consultants, gallery directors, interior designers, other art professionals, and also educators and students, as well as for art lovers everywhere. 

Like our previous books, this publication also should constitute a bright addition to the mosaic-chronical of contemporary art world wide, which we are creating and expanding with each successive volume of our books.

 

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 146 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side,
  • smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • Features 76 artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: John O'Rourke
  • On the back cover: Roland Reinert

World Wide Art Magazine #2

World Wide Art Magazine Issue #2

Published in 2020


Magazine Details

  • Online Magazine
  • 195 pages
  • Curated by Despina Tunberg
  • Featuring 56 notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: YEON GYUHYE

World Wide Art Magazine #1

World Wide Art Magazine Issue #1

Published in 2019


Magazine Details

  • Online Magazine
  • 57 pages
  • Curated by Despina Tunberg
  • Featuring 35 notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Serge Gauya

International Contemporary Masters XIII

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS V. 13

Published in 2019


It seems hard to believe, but here we are writing the introduction to the 13th Volume of International Contemporary Masters! And if we add our other art anthologies, this is the 25th volume to be published by World Wide Art Books, over a span of 13 years. In these books, we have presented the work of over 2,500 artists, from practically every country in the world, about half of these in the International Contemporary Masters series.

We have printed a total of over 150,000 books, and the total readership of all the digital books numbers in the tens of millions.

This is not a small achievement.

When we first started this endeavor, back in 2006, our mission was to create a year to year chronicle of noteworthy contemporary art being created all over the world. We considered that there are no more centers, no more dominant schools or doctrines or directions in art. No orthodoxies, no judges, no arbiters. Just a vast diversity. Democratic, or rather, anarchic. 

Our approach was simple: to present the work of noteworthy artists from all over the world. The word “noteworthy”, of course, contains a certain subjectivism. For us, it contains two main criteria: something original, an element of inspiration, vision, originality. And secondly, a mastery in the artist’s given medium. But beyond this, to present each artist’s work without comment, to let it speak for itself.

Thirteen years later, we think this approach is vindicated. The books have become a recognized standard, a resource for art professionals, collectors, art lovers and teachers.

We intend to continue on this path as long as we can, and we hope that when we can no longer do so, others will carry the torch forward.

 

Book details

  • Hard cover – Gloss Dust Cover
  • 140 pages Gloss paper 128 mgs
  • Hardcover size: 10″ x 13″ inches or 25×33 cm.
  • Binding: Case Bound 15″ side, smyth sewn, square back, reinforced binding
  • Featuring notable artists from around the world
  • On the front cover: Susana Beatriz Cicero
  • On the back cover: Annie Evans