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Modern and Contemporary Art: The Lannan Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago

Vol. 25, no. 1
Spring 1999
In print
Softcover $14.95
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Summary: 

In 1997 the Art Institute acquired from Lannan Foundation over one hundred important works of modern and contemporary art, a significant addition to one of the world's finest collections of twentieth-century art. The Lannan acquisitions include major examples of post–World War II Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, and installation art of the 1990s; of particular significance is a group of ten paintings, nine prints, and three photographs by the German artist Gerhard Richter. This issue of Museum Studies features entries on thirty-five works by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still, Richter, Bruce Nauman, Lucas Samaras, Chuck Close, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres, accompanied by full-page color plates. The issue also includes an introductory essay by Jeremy Strick, former Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Twentieth-Century Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute, on the history of the collection; as well as a complete illustrated checklist of the Lannan acquisitions.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments 
Fixed and Visible: Lannan Foundation and the Art Institute of Chicago
 
Jeremy Strick 
Highlights of the Lannan Collection 
Checklist of the Lannan Collection 
Selected References and Notes 
Photography Credits

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999 
8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.; 104 pages; 179 illustrations 
Softcover ISBN 0-86559-174-1