A commemorative volume that documents the installation of The Frick Collection in its temporary home, the Met Breuer building in New York City.
Features stunning specially commissioned photographs by Joe Coscia Jr.
“Masterpieces Unmediated” Read Colin Bailey’s review in The New York Review
The Old Master paintings and European sculpture and decorative arts at the renowned Frick Collection might be thought to be all but inextricable from the domestic setting of the Gilded Age mansion in which they reside. For a couple of years, however, while the Frick is undergoing renovation, highlights from the collection have been relocated to a radically different, unlikely home: Marcel Breuer’s Brutalist building five blocks away, which the architect designed for the Whitney Museum of American Art. The result is a stunning reconstruction and re-presentation of a beloved collection, with the museum’s treasures comfortably and elegantly adapting to their temporary modernist abode. This handsome volume documents this altogether singular moment in the Frick’s history with stunning photographs by Joseph Coscia Jr. and a reflective foreword by Roxane Gay.
Joe Coscia Jr., head photographer for The Frick Collection, has extensive experience photographing gallery installations, architecture, and a variety of art objects.
Roxane Gay is an author and social commentator, as well as a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.
Xavier F. Salomon is Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, New York.
Table of Contents
- Foreword by Roxane Gay
- Preface by Ian Wardropper, director of The Frick Collection
- The Frick Collection: A Translation by Xavier F. Salomon
- Second-Floor Galleries: Northern Europe, Painting and Sculpture
- Third-Floor Galleries: Italy and Spain, Painting and Sculpture; Indian Carpets, Porcelain, Bronzes, Enamels, and Clocks
- Fourth-Floor Galleries: France and Britain, Painting, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts