Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector' at the Barbican Art Gallery from February to May 2015.

'Exploring the personal collections of 14 contemporary artists, this unique and revealing book probes the aesthetic and psychological dimensions of collecting and shows how objects can influence and reflect artists’ work.

A lead essay by curator Lydia Yee examines why artists collect, considering the relationship between collecting and art. The personal significance of the individual collections is further explored in a range of texts, including interviews and original writing by the artists themselves.' - excerpted from the publisher's website.

 

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Onsite

Location code EX.UNK.MAO
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2015

No of pages

255

ISBN / ISSN

9783791381527

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings

The Artist as Collector

- Lydia YEE

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector - Cover
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Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector