See the images from “Vitamin P3”, Guide to Contemporary Painting

Rose Wylie Herr Rehlinger in white armor (2014). Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Union Gallery, London and Choi & Lager Galerie, Cologne.

Heavenly alliance (2015). Photo: Adam Reich, courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York.

Éder Oliveira Untitled (2015). Photo: Courtesy of Photo: the artist and Marcelo Lélis.

Marie Corsica Untitled (white / yellow beveled) (2015). Photo: Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Ace Gallery, Los Angeles.

Leidy Churchman Rousseau (2015), featured in Vitamin P3 by Barry Schwabsky.  Courtesy of Murray Guy, New York.

Leidy churchman Rousseau (2015), featured in Vitamin P3 by Barry Schwabsky. Courtesy of Murray Guy, New York.

Stanley whitney Rare bird (2014). Photo: Jack Hems, courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York.

Etnel Adnan Untitled (2015). Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, Paris.

In 2002, Phaidon published the first edition of his popular Vitamin series, a table book on contemporary painting organized by international experts. Since then, the publication has become an essential source on the contemporary state of creation in the medium of painting.

Now in its third edition, Vitamin continues to evolve responding to a new generation of painters, one who takes the historical medium in unforeseen directions.

The artists represented in Vitamin P3 were selected by a coterie of critics, curators, historians and artists, including: the critic and director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Iwona Blazwick; art historian Benjamin Bucholoh; artist Marlène 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 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 committed and pushed the boundaries of painting, such as Etal Adnan, Matt Connors, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Oscar Murillo, and Rose Wylie.

Comprising over 400 illustrations that showcase the creations of leading contemporary painters, the book is the definitive guide to today’s painting medium. It also contains texts and essays by international critics and important cultural figures from around the world.

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