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About the ItemIn The Impossible Collection, Ségalot and Giraud curate the ideal contemporary collectiona collection in which money is no object and anything is possible. Whether "impossible" to obtain or available at the tip of a paddle, these works are remarkable on their own, but as a collection they form a unique perspective on contemporary art. Capturing the essence of today's art world that is at once rarefied, deified, and revolutionary, this limited edition volume presented in a linen box was assembled using the traditional anglaise technique and color-tipped by hand on art-quality paper. Each page bears the unique imprint of the artisan.
This volume offers more than just a printed museum with artworks very rarely displayed and owned by private collectors: Pablo Picasso's Yo, Picasso (Self-Portait), 1901; Georges Braque's Le Pont de la Roche-Guyon (The Bridge at Roche-Guyon), 1909; Robert Delaunay's Disque Simultané (Premier), 1913; Giorgio De Chirico's Mystery and Melancholy of a Street, 1914; Egon Schiele's Selbstbildnis mit kariertem Hemd (Self-portrait with Checkered Shirt), 1917; Francis Picabia's Parade Amoureuse (Love Parade), 1917; Alexander Calder's Satnding Mobile, 1934; Fernand Leger's La Belle Équipe (The Beautiful Team), 1944-45; Mark Rothko's No. 2/No. 7/No. 20, 1951; Cy Twombly's The Blue Room, 1957; Piero Manzoni's Achrome, 1958; Roy Litchenstein's Eddie Diptych, 1962; Andy Warhol's Eight Elvis, 1963; Bruce Nauman's My Name As Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon, 1968; Jeff Koons's Rabbit, 1986; Luc Tuymans's Der Diagnostische Blick IV (Diagnostic View IV), Takashi Murakami's Hiropon, 1997; Rudolf Stingel's Untitled, 2000.
This book comes with an exclusive and complimentary Assouline canvas tote bag.
14 x 17 in – 35.5 x 42.0 cm
154 Pages | 100 illustrations
Hand-bound limited edition with color plates in a linen clamshell case
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About the AuthorPhilippe Ségalot joined Christie's in New York in 1996 as contemporary art specialist before becoming the company's international head of contemporary art. Franck Giraud joined Christie's in New York as Impressionist and modern art specialist in 1988 and became the international head of Impressionist and modern art at Christie's in 1996. The two men formed the New York and Paris–based art consultancy Giraud.Pissarro.Segalot with partner Lionel Pissarro in 2001.
PressEsquire, UK: The Coffee Table Book: Impossible Collection, July 2012
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thedecoratingdiva.com "The Impossible Collection: The 100 Most Coveted Artworks of the Modern Era" - February, 2010
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Ideat "Le Musée Imaginaire" - March, 2011
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