Gilbert and George: New Testamental Pictures
Paris / Salzburg: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 1998. First Edition. Lengthily and warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by artists Gilbert and George to noted curator Brenda Richardson. Published in conjunction with traveling exhibition which opened at galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris in June 1998 and closed at galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg in October 1998. Text in German and French.
One of the most distinguished art curators and historians of the twentieth century, Brenda Richardson began her career at the University Art Museum in Berkeley (1964-1975), and went on to become the chief curator at the Baltimore Museum Art between 1975 and 1998. An unapologetic champion of contemporary art, she curated well over 70 major exhibitions for the BMA, the high spots being notable stagings for Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, and Bruce Nauman. She also curated the 1985 exhibition of the Cone Collection, the BMA's prized centerpiece, which contains over 3000 works, including 600 pieces by Matisse, as well as work by Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, and others. She has authored and contributed to dozens of books on contemporary art, and John Waters, one of the most significant thinkers in the world of contemporary art, considers Richardson to be his mentor.
Very Good plus in card wrappers with French flaps. Bump to heel and light rubbing to wrappers overall, with some separation to rear spine folds.
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