The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections

The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections

by Colta Feller Ives
     
 

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This elegant and informative book accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that runs from June 18 to October 20, 2002. It marks the first time in more than forty years that Gauguin has been the subject of a major show in New York City and the first time that the Metropolitan Museum has displayed its entire collection of the artist’s work.  See more details below

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This elegant and informative book accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that runs from June 18 to October 20, 2002. It marks the first time in more than forty years that Gauguin has been the subject of a major show in New York City and the first time that the Metropolitan Museum has displayed its entire collection of the artist’s work.

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Library Journal
Even though he abandoned his wife and four children for the life of a self-described "savage" in the South Seas, Gauguin wrote to them constantly. This contradictory and brilliant painter is the subject of a catalog for a recent show at the Metropolitan Museum that celebrates Gauguin collecting in New York State. It is unique because rather than focusing on a theme in the artist's work, it includes a whole range of his paintings from both public and private sources. All the works on display are reproduced in the catalog, which offers 134 color and 88 black-and-white illustrations of Gauguin's paintings, sculptures, drawings, woodcuts, and watercolors. The first chapters, which are interspersed with quotations from his many letters, give a chronological account of the artist's remote venues in the South Seas. Later chapters review the role various New York collectors played in establishing Gauguin's reputation and key shows that catapulted him into public consciousness. The final chapter offers technical analysis of the paintings, providing insight into how a major museum appraises the work. This book demonstrates the contributions New Yorkers have made to recognizing this great French painter. Recommended for special, public, and academic libraries.-Ellen Bates, New York Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
A companion to an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York from June to October 2002. Reproductions of art works, most in color, enhance rather than dominate essays on Gauguin's ports of call, collecting and exhibiting, technical examination, and materials and techniques. Co-published with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (ISBN 1-58839-061-6). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588390615
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
246

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