Phaidon: Artifacts: Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists, and the Art World

SKU: 9781838663155

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This extraordinary compendium of compelling facts, figures and insights collects and distils obscure and fascinating information about art, artists and the art world. In an entertaining, surprising and captivating way, you will learn in this desirable book:

  • which artist's work is most often stolen (Picasso)
  • the names of artists' pets: Fat Fat & Cous-Cous (Louise Nevelson's cats), Giotto and Goya (John Baldessari's dogs)
  • Pairs of artists (Nancy Rubins and Chris Burden; Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely; Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst)
  • Things that artists collect: Prosthetic arms and legs (Sophie Calle), glass eyes (Hiroshi Sugimoto).
  • Odd jobs and sidelines: Telemarketer (Tomma Abts), feather duster (James Turrell).
  • Artists rejected from art school (Francisco Goya, Auguste Rodin)

... and hundreds of other details. This thought-provoking and thoroughly researched book offers refreshing and surprising insights into the world of art.

  • Language: English
  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 178 × 120 mm (7 × 4 3/4 inches)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Illustrations: 10 illustrations

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      Product SKU: 9781838663155

      Brand: Phaidon

      Color: Multi

      Gender: Unisex

      Type: Buch

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