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Magnificent obsessions : the artist as collector

Author: Lydia Yee; Lincoln Dexter; Barbican Art Gallery,; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts,
Publisher: London : Barbican Art Gallery ; Munich ; New York : Prestel, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout history artists have collected objects for professional and private reasons. Picasso, for example, collected African and Oceanic art; Walker Evans amassed a huge collection of postcards depicting ordinary Americans; and Matisse was an avid collector of exotic textiles and furniture. This book takes a look at the private collecting habits of modern and contemporary artists including Arman, Peter Blake,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Arman; Peter Blake; Danh Vo; Hanne Darboven; Edmund De Waal; Damien Hirst; Howard Hodgkin; Lakra, Dr.; Sol LeWitt; Martin Parr; Jim Shaw; Hiroshi Sugimoto; Andy Warhol; Pae White; Peter Blake; Arman; Hanne Darboven; Edmund De Waal; Dr. Lakra; Damien Hirst; Howard Hodgkin; Sol LeWitt; Martin Parr; Hiroshi Sugimoto; Andy Warhol; Pae White; Danh Vo; Arman; Peter Blake; Howard Hodgkin; Lakra, Dr.; Sol LeWitt; Martin Parr; Jim Shaw; Hiroshi Sugimoto; Danh Vo; Andy Warhol
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Yee; Lincoln Dexter; Barbican Art Gallery,; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts,
ISBN: 9783791381527 3791381520
OCLC Number: 898528815
Notes: "Published ... in association with Barbican Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition: 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector' 12 February - 25 May 2015. A version of this exhibition will travel to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich. 12 September 2015 - 25 January 2016"--Colophon.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: The artist as collector / Lydia Yee --
Arman : interview with Arman / Alain Nicolas --
Peter Blake : interview with Peter Blake / Lydia Yee --
Hanne Darboven : Hanne Darboven's objects / Miriam Schoofs --
Edmund de Waal : extract from The hare with amber eyes / Edmund de Waal --
Damien Hirst : Wunderkammer / Damien Hirst --
Howard Hodgkin : on collecting Indian paintings / Howard Hodgkin --
Dr Lakra : interview with Dr Lakra / Lydia Yee --
Sol LeWitt : interview with Carol LeWitt / Lydia Yee --
Martin Parr : interview with Martin Parr / Lydia Yee --
Jim Shaw : interview with Jim Shaw / Lydia Yee --
Hiroshi Sugimoto : interview with Hiroshi Sugimoto / Lydia Yee --
Andy Warhol : possession obsession / Steven M.L. Aronson --
Pae White : whatappearstobeajapanesefanandaglobelight ... / Pae White --
Martin Wong/Danh Vo : interview with Danh Vo / Lydia Yee.
Responsibility: exhibition curator, Lydia Yee ; editorial coordination, Lincoln Dexter.

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