100 Secrets of the Art World

100 Secrets of the Art World : Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Arts but Were Afraid to Ask

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What do major artists consider their best kept secret? What is regarded as confidential knowledge among the key players of the global art market? In 100 Secrets of the Art World the most powerful international individuals share their insights with you. This indispensable guide to contemporary art contains exclusive anecdotes, advice and personal stories from artists, museum directors, gallerists, auction house insiders, collectors, and many more. Contributors include Jeff Koons, Zaha Hadid, Marina Abramovic, Olafur Eliasson and John Baldessari, as well as the directors and curators from the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum, the Tate Modern and the Nationalgalerie. Thoughtful and sometimes critical entries make this informative publication an entertaining read for anyone interested in contemporary art.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 120 x 178 x 12.7mm | 190g
  • Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • w. 8 ill.
  • 3863359615
  • 9783863359614
  • 277,791

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There's pop art, and then there's poop art. While Chris Ofili caused a spit-storm by using elephant dung in his 1996 painting 'The Holy Virgin Mary, ' this new book 100 Secrets of the Art World reveals that Pablo Picasso used feces to paint with as far back as 1938. Divulging 'a family secret, ' Diana Widmaier Picasso states that her grandfather used excrement produced by his then-3-year-old daughter Maya (Diana's mother) to paint an apple in a 1938 still life.--Richard Johnson "New York Post "show more

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