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The Sleeve Should Be Illegal & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick

The Sleeve Should Be Illegal & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick

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Publisher: Delmonico Books/The Frick Collection, Editors: Michaelyn MitchellISBN: 99781942884798, Format: Hardback, 168pp, 184x240mm, Year published: 2021 

A cultural haven for museum-goers in New York and beyond, The Frick Collection holds masterpieces by some of the most celebrated artists in the Western tradition – among them Bellini, Gainsborough, Goya, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Whistler – installed in a mansion on Fifth Avenue.

This book includes 61 reflections on the Frick’s preeminent collection, with contributors writing about an artwork that has personal significance, sharing how it has moved, challenged, puzzled or inspired them.

Contributors include André Aciman, Ida Applebroog, Firelei Báez, Victoria Beckham, Tom Bianchi, Carter Brey, Rosanne Cash, Jerome Charyn, Roz Chast, George Condo, Gregory Crewdson, Joan K. Davidson, Lydia Davis, Edmund de Waal, Rineke Dijkstra, Mark Doty, Lena Dunham, Stephen Ellcock, Donald Fagen, Rachel Feinstein and John Currin, Teresita Fernández, Bryan Ferry, Michael Frank, Moeko Fujii, Adam Gopnik, Vivian Gornick, Agnes Gund, Carolina Herrera, Alexandra Horowitz, Abbi Jacobson, Bill T. Jones, Maira Kalman, Nina Katchadourian, Susanna Kaysen, Jonathan Lethem, Kate D. Levin, David Masello, Julie Mehretu, Daniel Mendelsohn, Rick Meyerowitz, Duane Michals, Susan Minot, Mark Morris, Nico Muhly, Vik Muniz, Wangechi Mutu, Catherine Opie, Jed Perl, Taylor M. Polites, Diana Rigg, Jenny Saville, Simon Schama, Lloyd Schwartz, Annabelle Selldorf, Arlene Shechet, Judith Thurman, Colm Tóibín, Chris Ware, Darren Waterston, Edmund White and Robert Wilson.