Cover of the book elective affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection
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elective affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection

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This book was published on the occasion of elective affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection. The exhibition featured eleven new site-specific installations created by de Waal in response to works in the Frick Collection, New York, including Francisco Goya’s The Forge (c. 1815–20), Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville (1845), and furniture by Pierre Gouthière.

Displayed alongside the museum’s permanent collection, de Waal’s works are intended as a series of encounters and conversations with the museum’s masterpieces, its spaces, and its history. In the artist’s words, “this is a storied place whose collections have a depth that is unparalleled: to spend time thinking about them has been one of the great moments of my life.”

The publication features extensive installation photography accompanied by texts by Charlotte Vignon, curator of decorative arts at the Frick. It also includes a new text by de Waal and a foreword by Ian Wardropper, director of the Frick Collection

Publisher: Frick Collection, New York
Publication date: 2019
Contributors: Edmund de Waal, Charlotte Vignon, Ian Wardropper
Designer: Eileen Boxer
Format: Cloth hardcover in dust jacket
Dimensions: 8 3/4 × 10 1/4 inches (22.2 × 26 cm)
Pages: 92
Language: English
ISBN: 9780912114774


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