Artifacts

Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists, and the Art World
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The perfect miscellany for every art lover an essential and engaging collection of facts, figures, and findings about art, artists, and the art world, past and present

This extraordinary compendium of compelling facts, figures, and findings gathers and distils obscure and fascinating information about art, artists, and the art world. Fun, surprising, and compelling, in this covetable book you will learn:

which artists work is stolen most often (Picasso)
names of artists pets: Fat Fat & Cous-Cous (Louise Nevelsons cats), Giotto and Goya (John Baldessaris dogs)
artist couples (Nancy Rubins and Chris Burden; Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely; Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst)
things artists collect: prosthetic arms and legs (Sophie Calle), glass eyes (Hiroshi Sugimoto)
odd jobs and side hustles: telephone marketer (Tomma Abts), crop duster (James Turrell)
artists who were rejected from art school (Francisco Goya, Auguste Rodin)

... and hundreds of other miscellaneous details. Thoughtfully and thoroughly researched, this intriguing book offers refreshing and surprising perspectives on the world of art.

The five page-turning chapters cover:
Artists
Art School
Art Studio
Art Museum
Art World

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ISBN 9781838663155
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 09.02.2022
Umfang 176 Seiten
Genre Kunst/Allgemeines, Lexika
Format Hardcover
Verlag Phaidon
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