MoMA Contemporary Highlights
250 Works since 1980 from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry.
At the core of The Museum of Modern Art's new building in midtown Manhattan are dramatic and expansive new galleries designed to showcase the Museum's world-famous collection of international contemporary art. Contemporary Highlights presents this renowned collection in pocket size, as a handbook guide to the Museum's contemporary collection, and features the curators' selections of 250 of the most significant artworks that the Museum has collected over the past 25 years. Interweaving highlights from the Museum's seven curatorial departments--Painting and Sculpture, Drawings, Prints and Illustrated Books, Photography, Architecture and Design, Film and Media--this volume presents a broadly chronological overview of the most innovative, provocative and fascinating art of the past quarter century. Each work is presented on its own page, in full color, accompanied by a brief and accessible essay outlining the work's significance. As a companion to Modern Highlights or on its own, Contemporary Highlights is an indispensable resource. Includes work by Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Christian Marclay, Paul McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ana Mendieta, Boris Mikhailov, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Neo Rauch, Charles Ray, Gerhard Richter, Pipilotti Rist, Kara Walker, David Wojnarowicz and others.