The Independent Eye

Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie

Edited by Eleanor Hughes and Angus Trumble

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December 7, 2010
144 pages, 9 3/4 x 12
105 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300171396
Hardcover with CDROM

Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art

This beautifully illustrated book takes readers inside Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie's dynamic private collection of contemporary British art, an intended gift to the Yale Center for British Art. Spanning the past four decades, the collection includes major works by Ian Stephenson, Patrick Caulfield, and John Walker, as well as important prints by Howard Hodgkin and R. B. Kitaj. At its core are 52 paintings and drawings by John Hoyland, widely considered one of Britain's foremost abstract painters. The Independent Eye features an interview with the Luries, as well as essays by leading critics and writers, some of whom were and are personally acquainted with the artists represented. These experts assess individual artists and works, explore their inspirations and methods, and define their shared experiences and values. They also address subjects such as the overall importance of the collection and postwar art in Britain.

Eleanor Hughes is Associate Curator and Head of Exhibitions and Publications and Angus Trumble is Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, both at the Yale Center for British Art.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Yale Center for British Art
(09/16/10-01/02/11)

Eccentric Objects
Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America

Jo Applin

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Edwardian Opulence
British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Angus Trumble and Andrea Wolk Rager; With contributions by

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Eva Hesse 1965

Edited by Barry Rosen; With a foreword by Susan Fisher Ster

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Modernism and Memory
Rhoda Pritzker and the Art of Collecting

Edited by Ian Collins and Eleanor Hughes; Preface by Margo

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Spreading Canvas
Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting

Edited by Eleanor Hughes; With contributions by Eleanor Hug

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Lee Lozano
Not Working

Jo Applin

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