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The Sleeve Should Be Illegal & Other Reflections on Art at the Frick

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The evocations of pictures contained in this book remind us of the astonishing truth that the timelier art is, the more timeless it becomes. —Adam Gopnik

This publication is a collection of musings and meditations by artists, writers, and other cultural figures, each focusing on an artwork at the Frick that has moved, challenged, puzzled, or inspired them. Among the sixty-two contributors are André Aciman, Rosanne Cash, Roz Chast, George Condo, Teresita Fernández, Carolina Herrera, Abbi Jacobson, Bill T. Jones, Maira Kalman, Julie Mehretu, Catherine Opie, Diana Rigg, Simon Schama, Colm Tóibín, and Chris Ware. An engaging anthology that reminds us of the many ways to look at art and attests to its inspirational power.

The publication is made possible by The Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation.

Edited by Michaelyn Mitchell with a foreword by Adam Gopnik
The Frick Collection in association with DelMonico Books/D.A.P. New York
Hardcover, 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in., 168 pages, 122 color illustrations
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