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Drawn from artists' collections
Philbin, Ann.
Publication Information:
New York : The Drawing Center, [1999]

Physical Description:
125 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 cm
General Note:
"Lenders to the exhibition: Georg Baselitz, Roger Brown, Eric Fischl, Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Marden and Brice Marden, Elizabeth Murray, Ellen Phelan and Joel Shapiro, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Terry Winters"--t.p.

Exhibition itinerary: The Drawing Center, Apr. 24-June 12, 1999, and UCLA at the Hammer Museum of Art, July 13-Sept. 26, 1999--p. [2].
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Central Library NC15.N4 D73 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This exhibition catalogue includes selections from the personal drawing collections of artists Baselitz, Brown, Fischl, Frankenthaler, Hodgkin, Johns, Katz, Kelly, LeWitt, Lichtenstein, Marden, Murray, Shapiro, Ruscha, Schnabel, and Winters. The works illustrated range from established art historical figures such as Gericault and Tiepolo, to modern masters such as Picasso and Brancusi, to Kotah and Mughal miniatures and a Pygmy bark drawing. Robert Storr addresses why many artists collect and what can be learned by experiencing the medium of drawing through the knowledgeable eyes of artists themselves.

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Library Journal Review

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Drawing Center in New York City, this catalog highlights drawings in the collections of major contemporary artistsÄJasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, and Georg Baselitz. Compiled by Ann Philbin (former director of the Drawing Center) and Jack Shear, this fascinating book collects an unusually broad array of Western and non-Western traditional and outsider art. There is also an excellent critical essay by Museum of Modern Art curator Bill Storr about the relationship of these drawings to their owners, explaining how an artist's collection may influence his or her style or express support for peers and "aesthetic communities." The book is illustrated with beautiful, full-page color reproductions and contains a complete checklist of the drawings in the exhibition. Recommended for art libraries and academic libraries supporting strong art programs.ÄSandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll. Lib., MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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