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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-17
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD

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In an age of blockbuster exhibitions and public art projects, the mostexciting artworks are often those that have been specially commissionedfor a specific site or event. This invaluable guide reveals and demystifiesevery stage of the commissioning process-from the initial invitation toan artist and the financing of a project to the final installation of works.Combining theoretical and conceptual considerations with practicalones, the text is supplemented with copious quotations and insights fromsome of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners, and museumdirectors of today. It is an essential guide for anyone involved in theprocess of commissioning new art-private collectors, foundations,public bodies, museums, galleries, and artists themselves-as well asthose fascinated by the inner workings of the contemporary art world.

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