Louisa Buck
Daniel McClean
Thames & Hudson, London, 2013, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
8.25 in x 5.5 inches, hardcover, 304 pages
ISBN: 9780500238981
Suggested Retail Price: $29.95

From the Publisher. In an age of blockbuster exhibitions and public art projects, the most exciting artworks are often those that have been specially commissioned for a specific site or event. This invaluable guide reveals and demystifies every stage of the commissioning process — from the initial invitation to an artist and the financing of a project to the final installation of works.

Combining theoretical and conceptual considerations with practical ones, the text is supplemented with copious quotations and insights from some of the best-known artists, curators, commissioners, and museum directors of today. It is an essential guide for anyone involved in the process of commissioning new art — private collectors, foundations, public bodies, museums, galleries, and artists themselves — as well as those fascinated by the inner workings of the contemporary art world.

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