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The William S. Paley Collection
A Taste for Modernism
William Rubin et Matthew Armstrong
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William S. Paley, founder and guiding spirit of CBS Inc., and a towering figure in the development of the entertainment and communications industries, was also a committed collector and patron of modern art. This book catalogues the highly personal collection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, by such artists as Cézanne, Gaugin, Matisse, Picasso, and others, that he bequeathed to The Museum of Modern Art. In 1933, during a trip to Europe, Paley saw a Cézanne self-portrait in the collection of the artist's son. He bid on the work, purchasing it two years later, and quickly began to acquire works by the twentieth-century masters - including the best-known work in the collection, Picasso's Boy leading a Horse. In the 1960's, he broadened his interests to include art by young, usually American artists. A former President of the Museum of Modern Art and Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Paley devoted years of unstinting support to the Museum, culminating in the gift of this magnificent collection..

176 pages / 131 illustrations / 9,5 x 12 pouces / couverture souple
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (édition révisée 2012)
ISBN 978-0-87070-840-4
Available in English only.