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Catalog: SPRING 2003

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Singular Vision, A

Works from the Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Artwork by Balthus, Paul Delvaux, Domenico Gnoli, R.B. Kitaj, Lucian Freud, René Magritte, Larry Rivers. Text by Cheryl Brutvan.

Over a period of four decades, Drs. Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell built a remarkable collection of works by some of the most prominent modernist and contemporary artists in Europe, North America, and Latin America. Guided by their personal taste and a clear preference for figurative art, they acquired over 100 distinguished works, almost none of which belongs to the abstract movements that dominated the art scene during these same years. Taken as a whole, the collection contains a wealth of contrasts and similarities, while the works taken individually are rewarding for their particular expressive features. A Singular Vision features 45 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and pastels from the collection, illustrated in full color, along with an informal discussion of the works independently and as a group. Among the masterpieces presented are works by Paul Delvaux, Renª Magritte, R. B. Kitaj, Fernando Botero, Larry Rivers, Domenico Gnoli, Lucien Freud, Claudio Bravo, Antonio Lopez Garcia, and many others. Each artist is working according to his or her own singular, provocative vision, but each finds a home, and a context, in the remarkable Blake-Purnell collection.
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The Mattioli Collection

THE MATTIOLI COLLECTION

By Flavio Fergonzi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884915320 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2003
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The Conde Museum at the Chateau De Chantilly

THE CONDE MUSEUM AT THE CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY

By Nicole Garnier-Pelle. Introduction by Stephane Guegan.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9782081225817 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 11/3/2009
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Longing for Eternity

LONGING FOR ETERNITY

Edited by Mary Angela Schroth. Preface by Salam Atta Sabri. Contributions by Silvia Naef, Assim Abdul Amir.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857218762 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 4/8/2014
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The Erling Neby Collection

THE ERLING NEBY COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208626 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2011
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The Art of Tomorrow Today: The Collection

THE ART OF TOMORROW TODAY: THE COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861309449 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2009
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The Long Curve

THE LONG CURVE

By Douglas Dreishpoon. Contributions by Holly E. Hughes, Mariann W. Smith, Susana Tejada.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210407 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 12/13/2011
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New Skin

NEW SKIN

By David Adjaye, Jeffrey Deitch, Massimiliano Gioni. Contributions by Brendan Dugan.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229843 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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Bibidibobidiboo

BIBIDIBOBIDIBOO

By Francesco Bonami.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876243660 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2006
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Great Museums of Italy

GREAT MUSEUMS OF ITALY

By Annamaria Petrioli.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884910172 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2002
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Asian Art

ASIAN ART

Text by William Southworth, Anna Slaczka, Jan van Campen, Menno Fitski, et al.

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ISBN: 9789071450945 | US $55.00

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Rijksmuseum: 1100–1600

RIJKSMUSEUM: 1100–1600

Edited by Frits Scholten.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS/RIJKSMUSEM

ISBN: 9789071450907 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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From Anselm to Zilla

FROM ANSELM TO ZILLA

Edited by Peter Stohler, Petra Giezendanner, and Anja Gubelmann.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785478 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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