A Curator's Quest

A Curator's Quest

Building the Collection of Painting and Sculpture of the Museum of Modern Art, 1967-1988

Book - 2011
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He was extraordinarily successful at acquiring for the collection such monuments of modern art as Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950 and Picasso's 1914 sheet-metal Guitar. The exhibitions he mounted as Chief Curator and later Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum--among them the unprecedented Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective--set a standard of curatorial excellence. A Curator's Quest is the story of the professional life of a pioneering curator who built the Modern's unparalleled collection, and a history of MoMA itself during that key period.For anyone interested in the history and world of modern art, in connoisseurship and collecting, and in art scholarship in general, A Curator's Quest is at once an indispensable addition to the history of modern art and a testament to William Rubin's life and achievements--is truly a publishing event.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781590201176
Characteristics: 621 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.


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