Published in conjunction with the exhibition elective affinities, this catalogue presents new works by acclaimed artist and writer Edmund de Waal. Designed specifically for the Frick’s Gilded Age mansion, pieces in porcelain, gold, steel, marble, and alabaster have been installed throughout the galleries, poised in lyrical dialogue with the permanent collection.
In “an autobiography (of sorts),” Edmund de Waal eloquently tells the story of the project and offers an artist’s considered vision of The Frick Collection. Illuminating texts by Charlotte Vignon situate the pieces within the context of the rooms they occupy and the art history they invoke.
Authors: Edmund de Waal and Charlotte Vignon
Publisher: The Frick Collection
Hardcover, 8 1/2 x 10, 92 pages, 46 color illustrations