Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1994. First Edition. Published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition which opened at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia on November 30, 1993 and closed at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on May 23, 1995. Laid in is an autograph note signed from then Walker Art Center director, and organizer of the exhibition, Kathy Halbreich, to noted curator Brenda Richardson, dated November 16: "Dear Brenda - / This is for leading the way. As I've said before, I always looked to you for both passion and scholarship, and found they often were the same. / Fondly, K." From Richardson's collection.
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.
Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.