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Before leading the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, which he has done since September 2004, Marc Mayer was adjunct director for the arts at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Its then, as project director, that he began the retrospective of Jean-Michel Basquiat, which attracted more than 180 000 visitors, a record never reached at this institution founded more that 180 years ago.
Marc Mayer was director of Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery of Buffalo from 1994 to 1998. From 1985 to 1993, he was the visual art officer first in New York, than in Paris for the cultural services of the Canadian Embassy, coupling with his journalistic writing of the monthly Rizzli's Journal of Art among other American periodicals. Mr. Mayer has a degree in Art History from McGill University and he was born in Sudbury, Ontario.
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Marc Mayer, formerly Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, New York, is Director of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. He is a noted critic and curator of contemporary art. He is also well known for his landmark compilation book “Bisquiat” which he also edited.
A stunningly designed landmark publication celebrating the astonishing work of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), whose meteoric and often controversial career lasted for only eight years until his death at the age of twenty-seven. Basquiat features spectacular reproductions of Basquiat’s work, including many rarely exhibited pieces from private collections and offers fresh new perspectives on Basquiat’s achievements, explored in the contexts of the key influences on his work, including Picasso, Matisse and Twombly; the development of hip-hop culture; and the emergence of a multicultural society. Explores many of Basquiat’s individual works in detail, with particular reference to his working methods and techniques and accompanies a major travelling exhibition. This is an indispensable book that will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary art. Buy the Book
Don’t miss this opportunity to encounter one of Canada’s finest art critics and take advantage of the hospitality and charm of Sutton.