My Love Affair With Modern Art
Behind the Scenes With A Legendary CuratorBook - 2006
A unique look at the evolution of modern art in America, from art historian and eminent former curator of the Chicago Art Institute Katharine Kuh, a key figure in opening Americas eyes to contemporary art. Any artist worth his salt is in advance of his time, writes Katharine Kuh. Picasso, Duchamp, Lger, Mir, Braque, Chagall, Klee, Calder, Davis, Hopper, Weston, Rothko, Arensberg, Dale, Philips. These are just a few of the artists, photographers, and collectors Katharine Kuh knew and worked with during her long career. One of Americas pivotal forces in the arts for over four decades, she began with her own gallery in Chicago in the early 1930s. To sell contemporary art in post-Depression America was almost suicidal, but with guts and gumption Kuh survived. In 1954, the Chicago Art Institute named her its first curator of modern arta position of great prestige. Over the next 26 years, scouring the world, she acquired some of the most famous pieces in the institutes collection, and formed close relationships with the artists themselves. Here she gives us insights into their personal lives, their creative influences, and the way they worked. After her death in 1998, noted art historian Avis Berman, Kuhs literary executor, selected her key writings for this book.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 314 p. 25 cm.