See Marina Abramovic’s Greatest Moments in the Art World

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Marina Abramovic’s controversial career has arguably made her the most famous performance artist in the world. After her memoir prompted retrospective profiles in this magazine and elsewhere last year, and following a recent exhibit in Stockholm, Abramovic just released another look back at 40-plus years of her work in Marina Abramovic: The Cleaner, published by Hajte Cantz.

As the artist’s first extensive monograph, the collection showcases stills from her best-known performance-art pieces as well as lesser-known paintings, photographs, and installations from early in her career in the 1970s. Readers will find photographs of her installation The House With the Ocean (which inspired an episode of Sex and the City), plus stills from her rendezvous with a former lover in The Artist Is Present at MoMA and shots from her very first performance pieces.

Click ahead to preview images from the book.

Marina Abramović, The House With The Ocean View

Photo: Charles Griffin/Griffin Editions

Marina Abramović, Rhythm 5, 1974

Photo: Marina Abramovic/Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974

Marina working in the house-van Art Vital (Detour) 1977

Marina Abramovic, Waiting for an Idea, 1991

Marina Abramović, The Hero, 2001

Marina Abramović, Stromboli III Volcano, 2002

Marina Abramović, Sleeping Under the Banyan Tree, 2010

Photo: Photographer: Marco Anelli/Copyright: Marco Anelli

Marina Abramović, The Artist Is Present, 2010

Marina Abramović: The Cleaner, published by Hajte Cantz. 

See Marina Abramovic’s Greatest Moments in the Art World