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Gray Collection: Pure Drawing


Gray Fcover

The Art Institute of Chicago, 2020

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Available to booksellers from Yale University Press.

One of America’s foremost art dealers, Richard Gray—along with his wife, the art historian Mary L. Gray—amassed a remarkable collection of drawings, paintings, and sculpture representing 700 years of Western art. Offering an in-depth look at the Gray Collection’s drawings, this volume highlights 36 exceptional works that date from the 15th through the 20th centuries by artists such as Paolo Veronese, François Boucher, Auguste Rodin, Jackson Pollock, and Tadao Ando. Entries by scholars provide new perspectives on individual drawings and discuss how they reflect changes in artistic practice and the evolution of draftsmanship. This handsome publication also features the guest book from the Richard Gray Gallery, a fascinating historical document adorned with drawings and salutations from the likes of Ellsworth Kelly, Susan Sontag, and Tom Wolfe.

Edited by Kevin Salatino and Suzanne Folds McCullagh
With a remembrance by Paul Gray

152 pages, 9 1/2 × 12 in.
315 color + b/w ills.

Hardcover $40 ($36 members)
ISBN: 978-0-300-25080-0


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