Gray Collection Seven Centuries of Art Suzanne Folds McCullagh

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
09 Nov 2010
ISBN:
9780300166262
Imprint:
Art Institute of Chicago
Dimensions:
224 pages: 305 x 241mm
Illustrations:
174 color illus.
Sales territories:
World

One of America’s foremost art dealers, Richard Gray, and his wife, art historian Mary L. Gray, have amassed an unparalleled collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture representing seven hundred years and featuring more than 115 dynamic and important pieces. Showcased in this stunning catalogue are Renaissance- and Baroque-era treasures, 19th-century works by masters such as Delacroix, Degas, and Seurat, and stellar examples by acclaimed 20th-century artists including Picasso, Matisse, and Miró.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh presents a brief introduction to the collection, followed by Lawrence Weschler’s interview with Richard and Mary L. Gray and entries by more than 60 experts on the various pieces of art. French drawings scholar François Borne offers an appreciation of the keen visual sensibilities the couple has brought to the formation of their outstanding collection.

Suzanne Folds McCullagh is the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Lawrence Weschler is artistic director of the Chicago Humanities Festival and director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

"Richly informative. . . . Visually striking. . . . The book has been lovingly produced from the range and expertise of the contributors, the book's renowned designer and its paper and reproductive quality. You will learn a lot about one man's passion and how it led to the assembling of the museum-quality collection."—Tom Mullaney, ArtsAndAbout.com


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