The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works (Hardback)Harry Cooper (author)
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Rather than organize the collection by artist, chronology, or medium, Harry Cooper, curator of modern and contemporary art, identifies ten material and visual themes that crisscross it: Scrape, Concentricity, Line, Gesture, Art on Art, Drip, Stripe to Zip, Figure or Ground, Monochrome and Picture the Frame. A short essay devoted to each category begins with an early 20th-century work from the National Gallery's own collection to offer a broad perspective on the modernist enterprise that is both furthered and subverted by the brilliant artists of the Meyerhoff stable.
Jane Meyerhoff's untimely death in 2004 brought the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection to a close. In addition to many important gifts already made to the National Gallery, the Meyerhoffs have pledged their collection to the US nation, together with their home and galleries near Baltimore, Maryland. Here then is an celebration of a historic act of philanthropy and, above all, a great gathering of modern art.
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 1207 g
Dimensions: 292 x 228 x 24 mm
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