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Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection

Foreword by David A. Ross; introduction by Gary Garrels; essays by Neal Benezra, Bill Berkson, Michael Brenson, John Elderfield, Jack Flam, Gary Garrels, and Rachel Teagle; additional contributions by Michael Auping, Peter Boswell, Julia Brown, David Cateforis, T.J. Clark, Valerie Fletcher, Walter Hopps, Branden W. Joseph, Carolyn Kastner, and William Rubin

398 pages, 11 ¾ x 13 inches, hardcover

Published in 2000

Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection documents one of the most important private collections of modern and contemporary art in the United States. This elegant volume, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, features large-scale color plates of over 250 artworks by 140 artists of international renown, such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Diebenkorn, and many others. The book also provides a series of in-depth essays by leading art critics and scholars including Jack Flam, Bill Berkson, Neal Benezra, Michael Brenson, and John Elderfield. In addition, curator Gary Garrels has written an introductory essay discussing the Anderson Collection as a whole and its pivotal role within the tradition of art patronage in postwar America.

Published in association with University of California Press on the occasion of the exhibition Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (October 7, 2000–January 15, 2001)

ISBN 0520227581 (hardcover)