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The Artist Project


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Thomas P. Campbell is the former director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christopher Noey provides the introduction and was series director of 'The Artist Project' web feature and general manager of creative production and online features at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


"If you can't get to Fifth Avenue, seeing The Met's epic collection through artists' eyes is a pretty good second-best." -The New Yorker"As fascinating as it is beautiful. Within its pages 120 artists choose an artwork that sparks their imagination and has significant meaning to them to reveal how they look at art... An engrossing exploration of both the history of art and contemporary practice." -Artist & Illustrators Magazine"The book has the effect of what it would feel like to be blissfully trapped in the museum's halls with John Baldessari, Roz Chast and Nan Goldin."-The New York Times Online"From igniting the artist's imagination to the enduring influences, The Artist Project not only draws links between history and contemporary practices, but also gives you rare insight into a museum's collection.""It's a fascinating look at how contemporary artists dialogue with this historical collection, in often surprising pairings!"-Natalie Frank, NY Mag"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York invited a 120 artists to choose a work of art and record their personal thoughts and insights... The book encourages readers to study and reconsider, to look and to look again.""Sets 100 contemporary artists loose in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to locate works that have a particular resonance for them... The choices made and the commentaries that explain them are endlessly fascinating: here is the voluminous proof of Proust's belief that art multiplies reality, enabling us to see the world from inside someone else's head." -The Observer, New Review

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