Thursday, 12 February 2015
Magnificent Obsessions on Front Row
I have a fascination with, and am attracted to collections. The psychology of collecting interests me, as well as the method of displays.
The new exhibition, Magnificent Obsessions at the Barbican in London is featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Front Row. The exhibition focuses on the artist as collector. Many post-war and contemporary artists are represented, including the possessions of Howard Hodgkin, Edmund de Waal, Damien Hirst and Peter Blake. The show's curator Lydia Yee gives John Wilson a personal tour.
Edmund de Waal from the collection of a private man, 2011
Sol LeWitt, Autobiography, 1980
Featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Front Row, 11th February http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051s2m1