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Artists in Love



Presale: September 9, 2012
On sale: October 9, 2012

For centuries, great artists have been drawn together in friendship and in love. In Artists in Love, curator and writer
Veronica Kavass delves into the passionate and creative underpinnings of the art world’s most provocative romances. From
Robert and Sonia Delaunay to Gilbert & George, Kavass’ intimate and daring text provides a generous glimpse into the
inspiring and sometimes tempestuous relationships between celebrated artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. From
poetic beginnings to shocking endings (and vice-versa), the various dimensions of the artist couple archetypes are ceaselessly
explored. Some are enduring and collaborative, yielding astonishing parallel bodies of work, as with Ben Nicholson and
Barbara Hepworth and Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Others are adoring and explosive, such as Frida Kahlo and Diego
Rivera and Lee Miller and Man Ray. Essays revealing what compelled these dynamic artists to partner, how their pairing
influenced their work, and why their love may have faltered or endured, are accompanied by lush illustrations of their art and
documentary photographs of the couple. The first major visual book to explore this subject in such epic scope, Artists in Love is
a revelatory and riveting journey into the hearts and minds of our greatest artist couples.