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Thursday, 16 September 2010

"The Observer Book of...."



I collect these lovely little books. Rather oddly this one on Modern Art has a reproduction of Bacon's incredible 'Pope with Fan Canopy' from around 1951, which was later destroyed by Bacon.

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  1. Oh, yes. These are all lovely. Something nice about 'small' hardbacked books isn't there?

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  2. Funny how the phrase "modern art" sounds so quaint and cosy nowadays. When did its replacement, "contemporary art", start to take over?

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  3. Probably in the late 60s/early 70s when Conceptualism took off, along with Post-Modernism in the 70s/80s.
    Modernism was suddenly old. It was no longer enough to be merely modern, art had to be of the now - contemporary.

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