A Few Collectors (Hardcover)

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A Few Collectors By Pierre Le-Tan, Michael Z. Wise (Translator) Cover Image

A Few Collectors (Hardcover)


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Funny and whimsical. There are wonderful asides ... It is also poignant.
--The New York Times

An utterly charming book by beloved Parisian artist Pierre Le-Tan, filled with dazzling illustrations and intriguing tales about often eccentric art collectors. Le-Tan, known for designing New Yorker magazine covers and collaborations with fashion houses, summons up memories of inveterate collectors in this lavishly illustrated volume. He evokes fascinating, sometimes troubled figures through insightful and curious portraits. With seventy of his distinctive pen and ink drawings--in vibrant color with meticulous cross-hatching--A Few Collectors opens a window onto the vast or minuscule world created by collectors out of a mix of extravagance and obstinacy. It recounts encounters in Paris, the C te d'Azur, North Africa, London and New York, where Le-Tan's subjects have amassed a range of treasures. Some involve famed figures like former Louvre Museum director Pierre Rosenberg. Others are insolvent aristocrats, princes of film and fashion, expatriate dandies, and flat-out obsessive eccentrics. Le-Tan devotes perhaps his finest chapter to himself.

Product Details ISBN: 9781954404045
ISBN-10: 1954404042
Publisher: New Vessel Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English