The Impossible Collection of Art By Assouline Books

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The Impossible Collection of Art

"Wonderful compendium of timeless modern works that any art lover should appreciate" - Florida International Magazine In The Impossible Collection of Art , Segalot and Giraud curate the ideal contemporary collection- a collection in which money is no object and anything is possible. Whether "impossible" to obtain or available at the tip of a paddle, these works are remarkable on their own, but as a collection they form a unique perspective on contemporary art. Capturing the essence of today's art world that is at once rarefied, deified, and revolutionary, this limited edition volume presented in a linen box was assembled using the traditional anglaise technique and color-tipped by hand on art-quality paper. Each page bears the unique imprint of the artisan.
First published in 2008, this volume offers more than just a printed museum with artworks very rarely displayed and owned by private collectors: Pablo Picasso's Yo, Picasso (Self-Portait) , 1901; Georges Braque's Le Pont de la Roche-Guyon (The Bridge at Roche-Guyon) , 1909; Robert Delaunay's Disque Simultane (Premier) , 1913; Giorgio De Chirico's Mystery and Melancholy of a Street , 1914; Egon Schiele's Selbstbildnis mit kariertem Hemd (Self-portrait with Checkered Shirt) , 1917; Francis Picabia's Parade Amoureuse (Love Parade) , 1917; Alexander Calder's Satnding Mobile , 1934; Fernand Leger's La Belle equipe (The Beautiful Team) , 1944-45; Mark Rothko's No. 2/No. 7/No. 20 , 1951; Cy Twombly's The Blue Room , 1957; Piero Manzoni's Achrome , 1958; Roy Litchenstein's Eddie Diptych , 1962; Andy Warhol's Eight Elvis , 1963; Bruce Nauman's My Name As Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon , 1968; Jeff Koons's Rabbit , 1986; Luc Tuymans's Der Diagnostische Blick IV (Diagnostic View IV) , Takashi Murakami's Hiropon , 1997; Rudolf Stingel's Untitled , 2000.


  • 154 pages
  • 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in April 2008
  • W 15.39 x L 18.5 x D 2.75 in
  • Hand-bound limited edition with color plates in a linenclamshell case
  • ISBN: 9782759403004
  • 20.0 lb

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