THE MICHAEL WERNER COLLECTION
I SAT BEAUTY ON MY KNEESS (...) -AND I REVILED HER.
Materia: Monografías de arte contemporáneo
The 580-page catalogue presents over 800 artworks of the collection of Germany's internationally most renowned art dealer, Michael Werner, part of which belong to his donation to the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Following the parcours of the exhibition, 39 artists are represented in 20 chapters, where they are juxtaposed with quotations by contemporary critics. Texts by Pierre Rosenberg, Eric Darragon and Fabrice Hergott focus on the collector, essays by Pamela Kort, Wolfgang Kersten and Ulrich Leben on the historical context of the collection. The appendix lists the works of the collection, the shows of Michael Werner Gallery since 1963 and a bibliography of its numerous publications.