This beautifully illustrated book highlights the unique history of the Societe Anonyme, Inc., an organisation founded in 1920 by the artists Katherine S. Dreier (1877-1952), Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), and Man Ray (1890-1976). As America's first 'experimental museum' for modern art, the Societe Anonyme provided a means for artists, rather than ...Read MoreThis beautifully illustrated book highlights the unique history of the Societe Anonyme, Inc., an organisation founded in 1920 by the artists Katherine S. Dreier (1877-1952), Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), and Man Ray (1890-1976). As America's first 'experimental museum' for modern art, the Societe Anonyme provided a means for artists, rather than historians, to chronicle the rise of modernism. Led by Dreier and Duchamp, the group eventually assembled a collection of more than one thousand artworks, which it presented to the public in a variety of innovative programmes, publications and exhibitions. The incredible collection of the Societe Anonyme now belongs to the Yale University Art Gallery, a gift from the Societe and Dreier. It features the work of more than one hundred artists, many of whom are among the century's most renowned, including Jean Arp, Duchamp, Max Ernst, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, El Lissitzky, Piet Mondrian, Man Ray, Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Stella, as well as works by lesser-known artists whose contributions to modernism are substantial. With new archival information, including personal correspondence between Dreier and the artists whose work she assembleRead Less
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Although this beautiful book was published as a catalog to correspond with the traveling exhibition of Katherine Dreier's vast modern art collection, which was launched in 2006 by the Yale University Art Gallery, it is also useful as an educational text on this remarkable woman and the artists she supported, encouraged, or discovered. Katherine Dreier was an artist herself as well as a collector, and a unique woman ahead of her time -- this book, thankfully, is not just an album of the modern art she collected, but a highly readable biography of her life as well. In addition to the many wonderful full-color reproductions included here, are personal photographs from her private papers. In addition, the text offers much insight into a woman whose efforts were primarily responsible for advancing the American public's acceptance and understanding of modern art during the early 20th century. This catalog is wonderful way to learn a great deal about Katherine Dreier and the 20th century modern art movement in America without the heavy seriousness of a textbook. Looks great on a coffee table, too!
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