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Broad Collection (Hardcover) (Francesco Bonami & Annie Cohen-Solal)
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This volume of superb writing and lavish illustrations pays tribute to one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in the world and now a major new museum, The Broad in Los Angeles. For more than four decades Eli and Edythe Broad have fostered public appreciation of contemporary art through their collection of nearly 2,000 works, notable for its incredible sophistication and breadth. They operate the collection as a "lending library"through an enterprising loan program to institutions around the world. This book highlights The Broad collection's depth by assembling a sharp cast of cultural leaders, writers, critics, and curators to share their insights, experiences, and diverse points of view on some of The Broad collection's most celebratedartists. Readers will delight in essays by filmmaker JohnWaters on Jeff Koons; music critic Greil Marcus on ChristopherWool; novelist Siri Husvedt on Anselm Kiefer; travel writer andessayist Pico Iyer on Takashi Murakami; Pulitzer Prize-winningbiographer Mark Stevens on Cy Twombly; and former ChiefCurator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art,New York, John Elderfield on Jasper Johns, among many otherpairings. Curated as carefully as an exhibition, this collectionof timeless images and timely writings gives readers a uniquepathway through this enormous, and enormously influential,collection.