Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2003)
Manny Farber (1917–2008) was an American painter and film critic. He was recognized nationally for his witty and stubbornly opinionated writing as the film critic for the New Republic and The Nation. Manny Farber is also much admired as a painter and teacher. This catalogue, About Face shows the intersection of these two important aspects of Farber’s life. Published on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego which traveled to PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, New York and Austin Museum of Art, Texas. About Face includes full color images of his paintings as well as personal photographs, timeline and complete biography.