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From Pop to now : selections from the Sonnabend Collection
Sonnabend Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
First edition.
Publication Information:
Saratoga Springs, NY : The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College ; New York : distribution by D.A.P., 2002.
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
Published to accompany the exhibition at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, June-Sept. 2002 ; Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 2002-Feb.2003 ; and Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feb.-May 2003.
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Taking one of Andy Warhol's famous Campbell soup can paintings as its starting point, From Pop to Now presents a definitive survey of works collected by international gallery owners Ileana and Michael Sonnabend over the last four decades. For more than half a century, the Sonnabends have been a seminal force in the contemporary art world, often showing bold new work considered impossible to sell or too difficult for the times. In Paris from 1962 to 1973 and in New York from 1970 to the present, the Sonnabend galleries' shows have showcased a virtual who's who of contemporary art, spanning the full gamut of artistic exploration, from Pop Art to Minimalism and Conceptualism, from painting and sculpture to video and photography. During the height of the Pop movement, Ileana was dubbed the Mom of Pop Art, and the impact made by her artists at the time -- among them Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist -- is now as legendary as Sonnabend's passion for collecting contemporary art. Committed to exposing audiences in Europe and the United States to the most exciting contemporary work on both continents, the Sonnabends brought to New York the works of Italian Arte Povera artists -- Mario Merz, Gilberto Zorio, Jannis Kounellis, and Pier Calzolari -- and other Europeans, including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Christian Boltanski, and Anselm Kieffer. More than a collection, From Pop to Now looks at a pivotal time in contemporary art history, bringing together not only the names that have made history but also the seminal artworks that have defined a generation.

Table of Contents

Charles Ashley Stainback
"No Ideas Have Entered This Introduction"p. 7
Selections from the Sonnabend Collection
Jasper Johnsp. 18
Tom Wesselmannp. 20
Robert Rauschenbergp. 22
Andy Warholp. 24
Claes Oldenburgp. 32
Armanp. 34
Jim Dinep. 36
James Rosenquistp. 38
Roy Lichtensteinp. 40
Cy Twomblyp. 46
Clay Ketterp. 48
Hiroshi Sugimotop. 52
Christian Boltanskip. 60
Gilbert & Georgep. 62
Richard Artschwagerp. 64
William Wegmanp. 66
Bernd and Hilla Becherp. 70
Elger Esserp. 76
Peter Fischli and David Weissp. 78
Vito Acconcip. 82
John Baldessarip. 84
Mel Bochnerp. 88
Robert Morrisp. 92
Dan Flavinp. 96
Sol LeWittp. 98
Bruce Naumanp. 100
Donald Juddp. 104
Barry Le Vap. 108
Giovanni Anselmop. 112
Michelangelo Pistolettop. 114
Gilberto Zoriop. 116
Jannis Kounellisp. 118
Pier Paolo Calzolarip. 120
Keith Sonnierp. 122
Mario Merzp. 124
Anselm Kieferp. 126
Robert Yarberp. 128
Ashley Bickertonp. 130
Haim Steinbachp. 134
Jeff Koonsp. 136
Matthew Weinsteinp. 140
Wim Delvoyep. 142
Rona Pondickp. 144
Anne and Patrick Poirierp. 146
Boyd Webbp. 148
Candida Hoferp. 150
Lawrence Beckp. 152
Andrea Robbins and Max Becherp. 154
Clifford Rossp. 158
Artists' Biographiesp. 162
Acknowledgmentsp. 180