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Magnificent Obsessions: the Artist as Collector

12 Feb 15 – 25 May 15, Barbican Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lydia Yee, the outgoing Barbican Art Gallery curator who has organised “Magnificent Obsessions”, has been thinking for a while about contemporary artists who are avid collectors. “When I heard an artist had a collection, I made a mental note,” she says. Eighteen months ago, Yee began approaching the heirs and foundations of artists including Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Arman and Hanne Darboven for some of the significant objects they collected, as well as for the art they created. Andy Warhol was as prolific a collector as he was an artist. Most... Read on

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