Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, USA 1970
First Edition
Image ID 01261
This is an important exhibition selected by Warhol from the storage vaults of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island. WARHOL ruffled the concepts of the museum as a construction of quality and selected items from the storage which had never been
viewed before as they were considered mediocre or copies or damaged. This project was the idea of Dominique de Menil, Director of the Museum who writes in his introduction "For what is beautiful to the artist, becomes beautiful. What is poetical to the poet, becomes poetical. So let's visit museums with poets and artists." De Menil invited Warhol as a 'Pop Artist' to 'relook at the collection with his eyes' which resulted in what is still one of the most interesting experiments in
museumology. David Bourdon records the process of the making of the show in detail, and documents the installation process. 404 items are fully catalogued, including the collection of shoes which were shown in their storage cupboard. An important archival item. 104pp b/w and colour illus, mint in paper wraps with a wrap around image of a museum assistant holding a big picture for viewing.
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perfect bound
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Image ID 01262
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