Publisher:Verlag der Buchhandler Walther König, Köln / Haus der Kunst, München
Hardcover. Color pictorial cloth over boards; 238 pp.; 21x312x243 mm. Text provided in German and English; Accompanied an exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany, which featured works from the collection of Ydessa Hendeles; Includes pieces by Diane Arbus, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Eddie Adams, On Kawara, Walker Evans, and others. Essays by Carol Squiers and Ernst van Alphen. Introduction by Ydessa Hendeles. Foreword by Chris Dercon and Thomas Weski.
One of the most powerful people in the art world–and the only Canadian on that list–Ydessa Hendeles is renowned not only as one of the foremost supporters of contemporary art but also as a brilliant curator and collector. The collection she has assembled under the auspices of the Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation is one of the most original, prescient, and highly regarded contemporary art collections in the world–if one of the lesser known. Large parts of it are being shown for the first time in Haus der Kunst in Munich, assembled and arranged by Hendeles; this book has been conceptualized by her in conjunction with the exhibition. In typical Hendeles fashion, Partners combines artworks, press photos, anonymous snapshots, and everyday articles. Maurizio Cattelan’s “HIm,” a depiction of Hitler on his knees, plays a key role, as does a large installation of thousands of historical snapshots of teddy bears.
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