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"Wonderful compendium of timeless modern works that any art lover should appreciate"


- Florida International Magazine




In The Impossible Collection of Art, Ségalot and Giraud curate the ideal contemporary collection- a collection in which money is no object and anything is possible. Whether "impossible" to obtain or available at the tip of a paddle, these works are remarkable on their own, but as a collection they form a unique perspective on contemporary art. Capturing the essence of today's art world that is at once rarefied, deified, and revolutionary, this limited edition volume presented in a linen box was assembled using the traditional anglaise technique and color-tipped by hand on art-quality paper. Each page bears the unique imprint of the artisan.




First published in 2008, this volume offers more than just a printed museum with artworks very rarely displayed and owned by private collectors: Pablo Picasso's Yo, Picasso (Self-Portait), 1901; Georges Braque's Le Pont de la Roche-Guyon (The Bridge at Roche-Guyon), 1909; Robert Delaunay's Disque Simultané (Premier), 1913; Giorgio De Chirico's Mystery and Melancholy of a Street, 1914; Egon Schiele's Selbstbildnis mit kariertem Hemd (Self-portrait with Checkered Shirt), 1917; Francis Picabia's Parade Amoureuse (Love Parade), 1917; Alexander Calder's Satnding Mobile, 1934; Fernand Leger's La Belle Équipe (The Beautiful Team), 1944-45; Mark Rothko's No. 2/No. 7/No. 20, 1951; Cy Twombly's The Blue Room, 1957; Piero Manzoni's Achrome, 1958; Roy Litchenstein's Eddie Diptych, 1962; Andy Warhol's Eight Elvis, 1963; Bruce Nauman's My Name As Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon, 1968; Jeff Koons's Rabbit, 1986; Luc Tuymans's Der Diagnostische Blick IV (Diagnostic View IV), Takashi Murakami's Hiropon, 1997; Rudolf Stingel's Untitled, 2000


 




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Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.




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  • 154 pages

  • 100 illustrations

  • English language

  • Released in April 2008





  • W 15.39 x L 18.5 x D 2.75 in

  • Hand-bound limited edition with color plates in a linen clamshell case

  • ISBN: 9782759403004

  • 20.0 lb








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$895.00
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