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A short life of trouble : forty years in the New York art world

Author: Marcia Tucker; Liza Lou
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this insightful and well-crafted memoir, long-time contemporary art curator Tucker (1945-2006) gives readers a backstage account of forty years on the New York and national art scene. A passionate art student, Tucker's career began when she put down the paint brush and dedicated herself to tracking down contemporary art; before long, she would become the first woman curator of The Whitney Museum, before founding
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Marcia Tucker; Marcia Tucker; Marcia Tucker; Marcia Tucker; Marcia Tucker; Marcia Tucker
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Tucker; Liza Lou
ISBN: 9780520257009 0520257006 9780520265950 0520265955
OCLC Number: 217263425
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 215 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: prologue / 1 one / 1945--1956 / 3 two / 1957--1959 / 1 3 three / 1960--1962 / 2 6 four / 1963--1964 / 4 6 five / 1965--1966 / 6 5 s i x / 1967--1968 / 7 2 seven / 1969--1970 / 7 9 eight / 1971--1974 / 9 1 nine / 1975--1976 / 1 0 8 ten / 1977--1980 / 1 2 0 eleven / 1980--1983 / 1 3 8 twelve / 1983--1984 / 1 4 9 thirteen / 1984--1993 / 1 6 0 fourteen / 1994--1995 / 1 7 5 fifteen / 1997 / 1 8 3 sixteen / 1998--2004 / 1 9 1 afterword by liza lou / 1 9 9 author's acknowledgments / 2 0 5 editor's acknowledgments / 2 0 7 photography credits / 2 0 9 index
Responsibility: Marcia Tucker ; edited, and with an afterword, by Liza Lou.
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Marcia Tucker, the first woman to be hired as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the founder of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. This work offers an account of  Read more...

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