JASPER JOHNS TO JEFF KOONS: FOUR DECADES OF ART FROM THE BROAD COLLECTIONS
Eli and Edythe L. Broad’s collections of contemporary art, formed in Los Angeles, are ranked among the best in the world. Since the 1970’s the Broads have actively pursued the work of prominent and emerging artists of the second half of the twentieth century, including representatives from major national and international art movements such as American Pop and German Neo-Expressionism. While remaining committed to the artists whose work they first acquired, they continue to add younger artists to their roster. Their collecting is motivated not only by their aesthetic and intellectual interests but by their devotion to the cultural life of their city, their country, and the world at large. In addition to their extensive personal collection, they established The Broad Art Foundation as a lending institution in 1984.
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collections, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is the first large scale exhibition of the Broads’ achievement, presenting more than 100 works of art from these two significant collections. The show highlights American artists whose paintings, sculptures, and photographs the Broads have acquired in depth, among them Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Cindy Sherman, and Cy Twombly, Johns, Koons, and the Los Angeles artists John Baldessari. Sharon Lockhart, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Therrien are also represented. Together, these works form an invaluable record of the artistic achievements of the past forty years.
This catalogue, published in conjunction with the exhibition, illustrates the objects in the exhibition as well as several related works from the Broad collections. The accompanying texts include an interview with Eli and Edythe Broad by exhibition curators Stephanie Barron and Lynn Zelevansky, as well as essays by art historians Tomas Crow, Sabine Eckmann, Joanne Heyler, and Pepe Karmel, which place the works in critical and historical context. 170 illustrations, 140 in full color.
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Authored by Stephanie Barron and Lynn Zelevansky. Published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art of Los Angeles in 2001. Hardcover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition, covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 327x276x32mm. ISBN 9780810906129.
224 pp incl index, acknowledgements, and bibliography. Illustrated in color and black and white throughout. Gift inscription to frontis page. Clean and well bound. No markings or annotations. Appears unread.