Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin and Im Obersteg Collections
This book explores the magnificent collections of the two Swiss art patrons, Rudolf Staechelin (1881–1946) and Karl Im Obersteg (1849–1926). Published on the occasion of a major international exhibition opening at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., in 2015, this new book features over 60 celebrated paintings by 22 artists. Masterpieces include Paul Gauguin’s Nafea faa ipoipo (When will you Marry?), Vincent van Gogh’s Daubigny’s Garden, Picasso’s double-sided canvas Femme dans la loge / Buveuse d’absinthe, and Marc Chagall’s three monumental Rabbi portraits. Other artists included in the volume are Jawlensky, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Monet, Modigliani, Rouault, and Kandinsky.
This beautifully illustrated book traces the history of each collection and features rare archival images. Another essay looks at their aims and vision, their patronage of living artists, the impact of the political climate and market forces on their collecting, and their social commitment. A beautifully produced plate section groups works in the Staechelin and Im Obersteg collections together by artist with short introduction to each group.
- Author: Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection
- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Date published: September 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1907804601
- Product Dimensions: 31.1 x 26.4 x 2.8 cm