LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Space Dogs memorabillia belonging to Martin Parr are displayed at the Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery on February 11, 2015 in London, England. This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. | h
https://flic.kr/p/xzVdK6 | All the small things: Brown | Last winter I attended an exhibition at the Barbican Centre entitled "Magnificent Obsessions: The artist as collector". It featured the personal collections of a number of famous contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Sol LeWitt. The show aimed to provide insight into the artists’ minds through their quirky obsessions, while at the same time highlight the aesthetic value objects gain when arranged withi...
Scarves designed by Vera Neuman, as collected by contemporary artist Pae White, and one of the exhibits in 'Magnificent Obsessions; The Artists as Collector', which is being staged at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich until January 24 2016.
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Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector at The Barbican until 25 May 2015. This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists.
Living room of Arman’s home, New York. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson. Arman would eventually collect in more than a dozen different categories, including African masks and sculptures, Japanese armour, European pistols, radios, jukeboxes, watches, Tiffany lamps, cars and contemporary art. -Barbican's exhibition Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector-
Damien Hirst's stuffed animals among artists' obsessions on show at Barbican