Sep 15–Nov 10, 2002

Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More: On Collecting

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Examines the collecting impulse in its variegated manifestations, raising fundamental questions about why we collect and whether it matters what we collect. Surprising and eccentric, this publication features three utterly different collections: Pictures (and other contemporary art objects) from the renowned Robert Shiffler foundation in Ohio; the stunningly beautiful Patents – the Smithsonian’s collection of patent models submitted to the US Patent Office in the 19th century; and finally Monkeys – from a private, New York-based collection of approximately 1,600 sock monkeys. Running the gamut from high art to the unmapped inspirations hidden in the dregs of American culture. Includes essays by Werner Muensterberger, Ingrid Schaffner, and Fred Wilson.

ISBN
091636559X
Pages
72
Publisher
Independent Curators International ICA
Year
2001
$25.00 Out of stock
ISBN 091636559X
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Werner Muensterberger
Authors
Werner Muensterberger
Publisher
Independent Curators International ICA
Price
$25.00 Out of stock
ICA acknowledges the generous support of Stephen R. Weber (CHE 60). Additional support has been provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, I. J. Feldman Foundation, Inc., Seymour Finkelstein (W46), The Dietrich Foundation Inc., the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania.