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Collecting Contemporary Art
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  Collecting Contemporary Art
Edited by Cecilia Alemani, Andrea Bellini, Lillian Davies.
Texts by Cecilia Alemani, Montse Badia, Andrea Bellini, Andrew Bonacina, Patrick Charpenel, Nataline Colonnello, Lillian Davies, Simone Menegoi, Davide Quadrio, Aurélie Voltz.
published in 2008
English edition
10,5 x 16,5 cm (softcover)
128 pages (21 color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-03764-015-9
EAN: 9783037640159
out of print
 
In the last several years, collectors have come to the forefront of the art scene, becoming key figures, if not stealing the spotlight from curators and institutions. But speculation, stratospheric prices, opinionated leadership, and the spectacle of collecting are only some of the many facets of the current reality. For many collectors contemporary art is essentially an aesthetic and intellectual adventure—thus the construction of each collection a personal journey and a singular statement. In an attempt to map the contours of this archipelago, the present volume gathers interviews with 40 collectors from Europe, the Americas, and Asia, revealing some recurring motivations while emphasizing differences of approach.
Published on occasion of Artissima Art Fair, Turin.