El poder del coleccionismo de arte: Alvar Carrillo Gil

UNAM, 2009 - 663 páginas
Author Garduo analyzes in this comprehensive study the phenomena of private collections through the life and artistic legacy of collector Alvar Carrillo Gil (1898-1974), a medical doctor from Yucatan considered the most important art collector of 20th century Mexican art. The author highlights how Dr. Carrillo Gil performance (not always welcome) as art critic and commentator in newspapers and art catalogs as well as his persistent participation as conference speaker in Mxico and aboard was perceived as means of "empowerment" and recognition. The book presents many references to important active figure from the 20th century Mexican art world: Art gallery owner Inés Amor; collectors Alberto J. Pani and Manuel Espinosa Yglesias and artists Jose Clemente Orozco, David A. Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera and many others and establishes how a collector's recognition is strongly related to the cultural, political and historical context in where he lives and has formed his collection.

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