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Not Afraid
Author: Marc Coetzee

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ISBN: 9780714843933
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
Dims: 250 x 250
Pub Date: 01-01-04
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

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This book is the first publication on one of the largest and most important private contemporary art collections in the world today, the Rubell Family Collection. Collectors since 1967, the Rubell family (now based in Miami, Florida) today owns some 6,000 works of art, from paintings to sculptures, photography, videos, and installations, by the most significant artists working from the 1970s to the present. The collection reads like a "Who's Who" of contemporary art, and includes works by Andy Warhol, Carl Andre, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Mike Kelley, and Louise Bourgeois, among many, many others. This book is picture-driven, and showcases some 300 reproductions of the most important works in the collection. It is organized neither chronologically nor alphabetically, but is rather intended to convey the experience of visiting the collection, through the successive installations of the collection since it was opened to the public in Miami in 1996. Neither a catalogue nor an art history manual, this book is an astonishing collection of images of contemporary art at its best. It also includes an introduction by collection curator Mark Coetzee, an enlightening interview with the Rubells on the collection and the process of collecting, and a full list of plates. Donald and Mera Rubell are Americans who began collecting art in 1967, a few years after they met. They became serious collectors in 1979 when, together with their children Jason and Jennifer, they acquired a 16-foot drawing by Francesco Clemente, The Creation. Since then, the collection has been a family affair, and every piece is acquired by consensus among the four-membe

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