Chorus of Light
Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 084782313x
Sir Elton John has emerged in the 1990s as one of the world's pre-eminent collectors of twentieth-century photography. The High Museum of Art is the first institution to present highlights from the more than 2,000 photographs John has acquired during the last decade. This book presents more than 150 illustrations of images by more than 100 photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Tina Modotti, Paul Outerbridge, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston. Masters such as Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Harry Callahan, Irving Penn, Lucas Samaras, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Dugdale, and Horst P. Horst are represented in depth. The book accompanies the first major exhibition of John's collection and includes an introduction by the exhibition's curator, Ned Rifkin, and an appreciation of the collector by Jane Jackson, adviser to the collection. An essay by Thomas W. Southall discusses Elton John's taste as a collector. A lengthy interview of Sir Elton by Ingrid Sischy of Interior magazine reveals the famous performer's passion and direction in acquiring photographs. Views of Elton's Atlanta residence show how the collector lives within his astonishingly dense collection.
The Work That Changed British Art
Hardcover ISBN: 0224071807
This text will mark the occasion of the new Saatchi Gallery opening on 17th April, 2003. 100 works that Saatchi believes made a difference to the perception of British art. The work of 27 artists has been chosen from Saatchi's collection and of course includes the shark and the sheep, the head made of blood and Tracey's bed.
Herschel V. Jones
The Imprint of a Great Collector
Hardcover ISBN: 0816649049
An illustrated guide to one of the most significant collections of prints in America, including works by such masters as Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt van Rijn, James McNeill Whistler, and Mary Cassatt. In Herschel V. Jones: The Imprint of a Great Collector, Lisa Dickinson Michaux sheds new light on the creation of this extraordinary collection. Through in-depth essays, she reveals Jones's ambitious goals as well as his tenacity - he requested anonymity from the museum until he had "secured rare additional prints to fill in the gaps, making it a collection that represents the entire history of the graphic arts." Eventually Jones added nearly 700 prints to the collection. In 1916 Herschel V. Jones purchased the esteemed print collection amassed by William M. Ladd of Portland, Oregon. Jones promptly gave more than 5,300 of these etchings, engravings, woodcuts, and lithographs to the recently opened Minneapolis Institute of Arts, thereby helping the museum establish one of the first public print departments in the nation. This full-color volume reproduces more than 100 of the rarest and most highly prized prints from the Jones Collection and paints a picture both of the pioneering collectors Herschel V. Jones and William M. Ladd and of the history of print collecting in America at the turn of the twentieth century.