Saturday, March 14

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector

A collection of elephant figurines in the studio of Sir Peter Blake
"What a delightful exhibition Magnificent Obsessions proves to be. Bursting at the seams with bizarre and beautiful objects, collected over decades by 15 famous post-war and contemporary artists, it is by turns amusing, surprising, illuminating – and always engrossing. The idea behind the show is simple: why not explore some of the idiosyncratic personal collections built up by well-known artists to see whether they can shine light upon those artists’ work? After all, artists have obsessively collected things for centuries: Rembrandt’s habit was so extreme he eventually went bankrupt. ..."
NY Times