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Title Gauguin to Picasso : masterworks from Switzerland, the Staechelin & Im Obersteg collections / editing by Dorothy Kosinski and Renée Maurer.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : The Phillips Collection, 2015.
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Description 176 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Note Catalog of the exhibition "Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections" on display at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC from October 10th, 2015-January 10th, 2016.
Includes index.
Contents Collections and cultural identity, the power of community / Dorothy Kosinski -- Rudolf Staechelin a collector: his life and times / Hans-Joachim Muller -- The Im Obersteg collection / Henriette Mentha -- Three approaches to collecting / Renee Maurer.
Summary "Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Chagall, Picasso -- some of the finest works by the greatest artist of the 20th-century were collected by two Swiss art patrons, Rudolf Staechelin (1881-1946) and Karl Im Obersteg (1849-1926). They were successful businessmen, and friends, and inspired by the art of their times, actively purchased works by modernist artists. Published on the occasion of a major international exhibition [this book] features over 60 celebrated paintings from their collections, by 22 world-famous artists. Masterpieces include Paul Gauguins Nafea faa ipoipo (When will you Marry?) (1892), which was recently sold for US$300 million -- the highest price ever paid for an artwork -- Vincent van Goghs Daubignys Garden (1890), Picassos double-sided canvas Femme dans la loge / Buveuse dabsinthe (1901), and Marc Chagalls three monumental Rabbi portraits. Other extraordinary paintings by artists of international stature include Swiss masters Ferdinand Hodler and Cunio Amiet, Russian expressionist painter Alexej Jawlensky, and works by Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Amedeo Modigliani, Georges Rouault, and Wassily Kandinsky."--Publisher's website
Subject Staechelin, Rudolf, 1881-1946 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Im Obersteg, Karl, 1883-1969 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Painting, European -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, European -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting -- Private collections -- Switzerland -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Kosinski, Dorothy M., editor.
Maurer, Renée, editor.
Phillips Collection, host institution, issuing body.
Added Title masterworks from Switzerland, the Staechelin & Im Obersteg collections
ISBN 9781907804601 (hardcover edition)
1907804609 (hardcover edition)
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