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Artifacts: Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World

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  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
  • Artifacts Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists and the Art World
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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
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Phaidon, 2022
  • 176 pages, 7.3" x 5"
  • Illustrated
  • ISBN: 9781838663155 
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