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Patrick Hughes

7 May 1987
The Arcimboldo Effect 
by Pontus Hulten.
Thames and Hudson, 402 pp., £32, May 1987, 0 500 27471 1
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... pictures. The whole is indispensable. The originator of the exhibition and hence this book is Pontus Hulten, to whom we should be very grateful. Unfortunately he contributes a wild surmise which has Cubist Picasso being influenced by someone who could have shown him a photograph of the Librarian. ‘Could’ only in that a photograph was in existence ...

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Hal Foster: Curation

3 June 2015
Ways of Curating 
by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Penguin, 192 pp., £9.99, March 2015, 978 0 241 95096 8
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Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World – And Everything Else 
by David Balzer.
Pluto, 140 pp., £8.99, April 2015, 978 0 7453 3597 1
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... United States. Obrist reserves his highest praise, though, for his immediate godfathers: the Swede Pontus Hultén, who, as head of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, organised the first Warhol retrospective in 1968 and went on to be the founding director of both the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the Swiss Harald ...

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