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Irish Museum of Modern Art:
The Collection

Edited by Marguerite O'Molloy
October 2005
Irish Museum of Art
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
220 Pages, Illustrated. 9 1/2 x 11 7/8"
$72.50 Paper

This is the first, full color introductory publication on the IMMA Collection. The Collection has grown substantially in the fourteen years of the Museum's existence and can now proudly boast a wide range of artworks reflecting the seismic changes in art practice and in taste that have occurred since the 1940s.

Up to now, the IMMA Collection has concentrated on purchasing work by living artists but major gifts of earlier artworks have been gratefully encouraged and received. The majority of artworks in the IMMA Collection are of Irish origin but regular purchases of work by artists from other countries and continents ensure a facsinating range of material from paintings to film and installation, by artists as diverse as James Coleman, Rebecca Horn, Stephan Balkenol, Willie Doherty, Sean Scully, Dennis Oppenheim, Joseph Kossuth, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.

This book introduces over 180 of the artworks in the IMMA Collection, selected to give a sampling of the quality, range of approaches and international contexts from which they have emerged. Short texts accompany each artist's work while an introduction to collecting policy by the Director, Enrique Juncosa and essays on the history of the building and the IMMA Collection to date by Catherine Marshall, Senior Curator: Collections are also included.

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