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Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 75 color.

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The Empress and I

How an Ancient Empire Collected, Rejected and Rediscovered Modern Art

By Donna Stein.

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How a unique alliance between two women in the 1970s led to the acquisition of a treasure trove of modern art now worth billions

In the 1970s, American curator Donna Stein served as an art advisor to Empress Farah Diba Pahlavi, the Shahbanu of Iran. Together, Stein and Pahlavi generated an art market in Iran, as Stein encouraged Pahlavi’s patronage of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Today, the contemporary section of the Iranian National Collection—most of which continues to languish in storage—is considered one of the most significant collections of modern art outside of Europe and the United States.
The Empress and I is a vivid account of Stein's experience at the height of this storied intercultural initiative In crafting her highly readable narrative, Stein cites a number of previously confidential documents, including private correspondence with artists and dealers. This text explores the relationship between two women united by their shared passion for the arts and the continued legacy of their partnership in today’s art world.


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The Empress and I recounts Stein’s time spent building the collection, citing previously confidential correspondence with artists and dealers, while exploring the bond she formed with the Empress over a shared passion for art.

The Empress and I

STATUS: Forthcoming | 3/30/2021

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Groovy Bob

GROOVY BOB

By Harriet Vyner.

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780993010392
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Pub Date: 6/15/2017
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The Bloomsbury Group

THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP

Text by Frances Spalding.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147232
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Pub Date: 6/1/2021
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The Empress and I

THE EMPRESS AND I

By Donna Stein.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857244341
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 3/30/2021
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Ludwig Grote and the Bauhaus Idea

LUDWIG GROTE AND THE BAUHAUS IDEA

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959052801
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Pub Date: 8/10/2021
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And Warren Niesluchowski Was There

AND WARREN NIESLUCHOWSKI WAS THERE

Edited with introduction by Sina Najafi, Joanna Warsza. Text by Warren Niesluchowski, Barry Schwabsky.

CABINET BOOKS

ISBN: 9781932698848
USD $10.00
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Pub Date: 6/15/2021
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Art and Decoration

ART AND DECORATION

By Oscar Wilde.

ART / BOOKS VINTAGE CLASSICS

ISBN: 9781908970541
USD $19.95
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Pub Date: 6/29/2021
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Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

LEAD BELLY: A LIFE IN PICTURES

Edited by John Reynolds, Tiny Robinson. Text by Jack Kerouac, Glenn O’Brien, Mason Roberson, Pete Seeger, Tom Waits, et al. Poems by Tyehimba Jess.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958297036
USD $45.00
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Pub Date: 6/29/2021
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Martin Parr, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierpaolo Ferrari: ToiletMartin PaperParr, Limited Edition

MARTIN PARR, MAURIZIO CATTELAN, PIERPAOLO FERRARI: TOILETMARTIN PAPERPARR, LIMITED EDITION

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862087131
USD $150.00
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Pub Date: 4/7/2020
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Excerpts from the 1971 Journal of Rosemary Mayer

EXCERPTS FROM THE 1971 JOURNAL OF ROSEMARY MAYER

Edited with introduction by Marie Warsh. Foreword by Maika Pollack.

SOBERSCOVE PRESS

ISBN: 9781940190259
USD $22.00
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Pub Date: 5/12/2020
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Peggy Guggenheim: The Last Dogaressa

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: THE LAST DOGARESSA

MARSILIO EDITORI/THE SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9788829701292
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Pub Date: 4/14/2020
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I Seem to Live

I SEEM TO LIVE

By Jonas Mekas. Edited by Anne König.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959052887
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Pub Date: 2/11/2020
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Chanel: Her Life

CHANEL: HER LIFE

By Justine Picardie. Drawings by Karl Lagerfeld.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296305
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Pub Date: 7/14/2020
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