MoMA MoMA Masterpieces: Painting and Sculpture exhibition catalogue

MoMA Masterpieces: Painting and Sculpture

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Since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art in New York has brought the history of modern and contemporary art to vivid life through its extraordinary holdings. The richly illustrated MoMA Masterpieces provides a fresh look at MoMA's exceptional collection as it stands today.

Ann Temkin's introduction addresses the historical construction of the Museums collection and explores the issues that have guided its acquisitions, while the thoughtful selection of reproduced works highlights the range of artworks and ideas that constitute the evolving foundation of the Museums collection. 

Favourites, such as Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Picasso’s Girl before a Mirror and Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Monroe, sit alongside lesser-known masterworks such as Horace Pippin’s Abe Lincoln, The Great Emancipator and Niki de Saint Phalle’s Shooting Painting American Embassy. Contemporary pieces, such as Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977 and Cai Guo-Qiang's Borrowing Your Enemy's Arrows demonstrate the outstanding contributions of more recent art.

  • Author: Anne Temkin, Chief Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Date published: July 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500239421
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 24.1 x 3 cm