This extraordinary compendium of compelling facts, figures, and findings gathers and distils obscure and fascinating information about art, artists, and the art world. You will learn:
- which artist's work is stolen most often (Picasso)
- names of artists' pets: Fat Fat & Cous-Cous (Louise Nevelson's cats), Giotto and Goya (John Baldessari's dogs)
- artist couples (Nancy Rubins and Chris Burden; Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely; Dorothea Tanning and Max Ernst)
- things artists collect: prosthetic arms and legs (Sophie Calle), glass eyes (Hiroshi Sugimoto)
- odd jobs and side hustles: telephone marketer (Tomma Abts), crop duster (James Turrell)
- artists who were rejected from art school (Judy Chicago, Francisco Goya, Auguste Rodin)
- ...and hundreds of other miscellaneous details. Thoughtfully and thoroughly researched, this intriguing book offers refreshing and surprising perspectives on the world of art.
- Editors: Phaidon Editors
- Publisher: Phaidon, 2022
- 176 pages, 7.3" x 5"
- ISBN: 9781838663155