In 2002, Phaidon publishers presented their first edition of the popular “Vitamin” series, a comprehensive survey on contemporary painting

curated by international experts. Since then the publication has become a go-to source on the contemporary state of creation in the medium of paint.

Now in its third edition, Vitamin continues to evolve by responding to a new generation of painters, one that is taking the historic medium in unforeseen directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with – and pushing the boundaries of – the medium of paint.

The artists represented in this volume were selected by a roster of well known critics, curators, historians, and artists, including: critic and director of Whitechapel Gallery, London, Iwona Blazwick; art historian Benjamin Bucholoh; artist Marlene Dumas; MoMA curator Laura Hoptman; critic, art historian, and curator Geeta Kapur; artist Alex Katz; art historian Tim Marlow; curator Sarah McCrory; curator and co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, London, Hans Ulrich Obrist; director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Beatrix Ruf; and Brooklyn Museum curator Nancy Spector.

It contains over 100 artists who have engaged in the genre with innovation and visionary approach and includes more than 400 illustrations that showcase the creations of leading contemporary painters. The book is the definitive guide to the medium of painting today combined with texts and essays by international critics and important cultural figures from around the world.

Hardback 290 x 250 mm
352 pp / 550 Illustrations
ISBN: 9780714871455