Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, by Louisa Buck,Daniel McClean

By Louisa Buck,Daniel McClean

This guide presents the definitive consultant to commissioning modern paintings. each step and level is published and demystified from the preliminary invitation to an artist to the financing of a venture, from the drafting of contracts to the ultimate siting and set up of works, from the care and renovation of commissioned items to their interpretation and exposure. Combining theoretical and conceptual concerns with functional ones, dollar and McCleans full of life and instructive textual content is supplemented with copious quotations and insights from many of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners and museum administrators of at the present time, together with Nicholas Serota, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Mark Wallinger, Anish Kapoor, RoseLee Goldberg, Thomas Krens, Anne Pasternak, Barbara Gladstone, Mera Rubell, and Olafur Eliasson, to supply a close and educated how-to consultant to the commissioning process.

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