Embracing the Contemporary

The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection

Edited by Carlos Basualdo, with Anna Mecugni

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July 5, 2016
280 pages, 10 x 12
220 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300215236
HC - Paper over Board

Published in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

This beautiful volume documents a historic gift of contemporary art from the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The gift, comprising nearly 100 works, includes masterpieces by luminaries such as Ellsworth Kelly and Jasper Johns, exceptional pieces by major British and German artists, and important works of outdoor sculpture, large-scale photography, and video art. All of these works, plus some 70 more from Keith and Katherine Sachs's personal collection, are discussed in detail and beautifully illustrated. In addition to catalogue entries on the objects, the book includes essays on artists represented in depth—Robert Gober, Richard Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, Johns, Kelly, Brice Marden, Charles Ray, Richard Serra, and Joel Shapiro—written by distinguished scholars. Other texts, including an interview with Keith and Katherine Sachs and a statement authored by them, offer insight into their background as collectors and provide an intimate account of their extraordinary collecting endeavors marked by their lasting association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
06/28/16–09/05/16

Joseph Beuys
Actions, Vitrines, Environments

Mark Rosenthal; With Sean Rainbird and Claudia Schmuckli

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The Surreal Calder

Mark Rosenthal; Chronology by Alexander S. C. Rower

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Dreaming in Black and White
Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery

Katherine Ware and Peter Barberie

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The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820

Joseph J. Rishel, with Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt

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Thomas Chimes
Adventures in 'Pataphysics

Michael R. Taylor

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A Modern Patronage
de Menil Gifts to American and European Museums

Marcia Brennan, Alfred Pacquement, and Ann Temkin; With an

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