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Spector, Nancy

Works: 117 works in 314 publications in 6 languages and 8,001 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Director, Author of introduction, Other, Moderator, Curator, Interviewee, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: N6537.G628, 709.2
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Most widely held works by Nancy Spector
Guggenheim museum collection A to Z by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Revised, expanded, and completely redesigned, this new edition of the Guggenheim Museum's popular guide to its New York collection is a beautifully produced volume, not only a handy overview of the museum's holdings but a concise, engaging primer on 20th-century art." "Organized alphabetically the book consists of entries on more than 250 of the most important paintings, sculptures, and other artworks in the collection by artists from Marina Abramovic to Gilberto Zorio. Also included are definitions of key terms and concepts of Modern art, from "Action" to "Non-Objective" and beyond." "The Guggenheim Museum Collection is beloved for its wealth of masterpieces by leading Modern artists, such as Marc Chagall, Vasily Kandinsky, and Pablo Picasso. Reflecting the recent growth in the collection, this 2001 edition includes new entries on such artists as Matthew Barney, Robert Gober, Ann Hamilton, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Cindy Sherman, among others. The text is by the museum's curators as well as prominent authors and scholars, including Dore Ashton, Gary Garrels, and Rosalind Krauss."--BOOK JACKET
Matthew Barney : the Cremaster cycle by Matthew Barney ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Felix Gonzalez-Torres by Félix González-Torres ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Richard Prince by Nancy Spector ( Book )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sugimoto : portraits by Hiroshi Sugimoto ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is renowned for his elegant photographic series of seascapes, theaters, museum dioramas, and Buddhist statuary. His new series presents life-size, black-and-white portraits of historical figures - Henry VIII and each of his wives, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Wilde, and Emperor Hirohito, among others - photographed in wax museums, isolated against black backgrounds, and dramatically lit so as to create haunting Rembrandtesque images. The series, which also includes a 25-foot, five-panel photograph of a wax effigy of Leonardo's Last Supper, emulates the grand tradition of portraiture and recalls the wax figures' sources in famous paintings by Holbein, David, Van Dyck, and Vermeer."--BOOK JACKET
Things I have learned in my life so far by Stefan Sagmeister ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book began as a list designer Stefan Sagmeister made in his diary under the title Things I have learned in my life so far, which includes statements such as "Worrying solves nothing" and "Trying to look good limits my life." The list reveals something that is profoundly true: Although human beings have been pursuing happiness for countless generations, it is not so easily achieved. And we need constant reminders to keep us on the right path. With the support of his clients, Sagmeister transformed these sentences into typographic works, from billboards in France to sign-toting inflatable monkeys on the streets of Scotland. Accompanied by essays from design historian Steven Heller, Guggenheim chief curator Nancy Spector, and UK psychologist Daniel Nettle, as well as Sagmeister's own words, the series is revealed as a complex blend of personal revelation, art, and design--an eclectic mix of visual audacity and sound advice. This book consists of 15 unbound signatures in a laser-cut slipcase. Shuffling the sequence of the signatures will produce 15 different covers." - product description
Luc Tuymans by Ulrich Loock ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and French and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luc Tuymans is a Belgian artists who emerged in the late 1980s. His work fuses the traditions of Old Master Flemish and Spanish genre painting with a late 20th century sensibility. Ulrich Loock uses Tuymans' installation of exhibitions as a way of mapping key themes. Juan Vicente Aliaga reveals sources and motivations through his dialogue with the artist, whilst curator and critic Nancy Spector explores the narrative possibilities of one painting, Pillows. Tuymans selects Chevengur, a primitivist, magical tale by Russian author Andrei Platonov, and gives a fascinating account of his work in the essay 'Disenchantment'
Moving pictures : contemporary photography and video from the Guggenheim Museum collections by John G Hanhardt ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Published on the occasion of the exhibition <of same title>, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 28, 2002--Jan. 12, 2003 <and> Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Oct. 8, 2003--May 18, 2004--Verso t.p
Maurizio Cattelan by Nancy Spector ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maurizio Cattelan is undoubtedly the best known and most controversial contemporary Italian artist. His works include the sculpture of John Paul II being struck by a meteorite, &ldquo;Hanged Children,&rdquo; which was removed from a square in Milan due to public outcry, and his most recent &ldquo;Finger,&rdquo; which was displayed in front of the Italian Stock Exchange headquarters, all of which have aroused heated debate in the art world and the general public. Some people believe Cattelan is one of the brightest geniuses of contemporary art, while others consider him only a vulgar&mdash;yet clever&mdash;provocateur. But who exactly is Maurizio Cattelan? Why does everything he creates cause a scandal? Francesco Bonami, the curator of numerous exhibitions and who has collaborated with Cattelan on many projects tells the true story, from the beginning to resounding success. In this officially unofficial biography, Maurizio Cattelan plays along and tells his story to the public through Bonami, offering, as one of his most provocative works, his point of view on art and society, views that, as always, will have people talking
Haunted : contemporary photography, video, performance by Jennifer Blessing ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawn largely from the Guggenheim's extensive photography and video collections, Haunted features some 100 works by nearly 60 artists, including many recent acquisitions that will be on view at the museum for the first time. The exhibition is installed throughout the rotunda and its spiraling ramps, with two additional galleries on view from June 4 to September 1, featuring works by two pairs of artists to complete Haunted's presentation
Maurizio Cattelan : all by Nancy Spector ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and Italian and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title accompanies the Guggenheim Museums retrospective survey of Maurizio Cattelan. For the exhibition, the museum has devised a site-specific installation intended to sidestep the totalizing effect of a retrospective, and for this catalogue the museum has produced a response to this dilemma
Guggenheim Museum A to Z by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theanyspacewhatever ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This catalogue, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, examines the dynamic interchange among a core group of artists including Angela Bulloch, Maurizio Cattelan, Liam Gillick, Douglas Gordon, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Carsten Holler, Pierre Huyghe, Jorge Pardo, & Philippe Parreno
Singular forms (sometimes repeated) : art from 1951 to the present : [exhibition] Guggenheim Museum by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Felix Gonzalez-Torres : America : United States Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The luminous interval : the D. Daskalopoulos collection ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 'Luminous Interval' accompanies the Guggenheim Museum's eponymous exhibition of works drawn from the Dimitris Daskalopoulos collection. Daskalopoulos's collecting practices are inspired by the writings of the Greek philosopher Nikos Kazantazakis, who envisioned life as the luminous interval bridging birth and death
Gabriel Orozco : asterisms by Gabriel Orozco ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gabriel Orozco's 'Asterisms' is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus he gathered at two sites - a coastal wildlife reserve in Baja California, Mexico, and a playing field near his home in New York City. The first component of the installation, 'Sandstars', draws on the voluminous amounts of waste deposited on the shores of the wildlife reserve by Pacific currents. Orozco's monumental sculptural carpet of nearly 1,200 objects is accompanied by 12 large-scale gridded photographs of the individual objects in a studio setting, organized typologically by material, color and size. An additional grid documents the landscape from which the objects were retrieved, along with incidental compositions made in situ from the castaway items. The second component, 'Astroturf Constellation', also explores taxonomic classification, but on a completely different scale. 0Exhibition: Guggenheim, New York, USA (9.11.2012-13.1.2013)
Anna Gaskell : story by Thom Jones ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Osmosis : Ettore Spalletti, Haim Steinbach by Germano Celant ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
スペクター, ナンシー
English (149)
German (2)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
Galician (1)