From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D. Daskalopoulos Collection
By (author) Keith Hartley; By (author) Lucy Askew; By (author) Richard Flood
This book brings together works from one of the most important private collections of modern and contemporary art, the D. Daskalopoulos Collection with key pieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Providing a new context for both collections, it specifically focuses on the theme of the body, investigating the many and varied approaches that artists have taken across several decades when dealing with this most fundamental of subjects. Highlighting the work of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, Matthew Barney, Marina Abramovic and Sarah Lucas, the publication documents the confrontations and dialogues staged between the two collections, and provides a rich insight into one of the most compelling and provocative themes in twentieth- and twenty-first century visual art.
Lucy Askew is Senior Curator (Exhibitions) at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, specialising in post-war and contemporary art. Keith Harltey is Chief Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. He written widely on contemporary art, including Andy Warhol, Duane Hanson and Ed Rusha. Richard Flood is the Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large at the New Museum. He has taught at the Rhode Island Institute of Art and Design, The Royal College of Art, and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and his writing has appeared frequently in ‘Artforum’, ‘Parkett’, and ‘Frieze’.