A Family Affair
Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University
This book presents one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century American art in the world and tells the story of how the collection evolved and eventually found a new home at Stanford University.
Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Stella—these are just some of the artists represented in the renowned Anderson Collection, a large portion of which was recently gifted to Stanford University, and for which a new museum building is being constructed. Featuring 121 artworks, the book includes scholarly essays on the collectors, the collection, and the individual artists and artworks represented in this significant postwar and contemporary collection. The book offers a fascinating insight into the world of art collecting, curating, research, and philanthropy, as well as a magnificent sampling of works from some of America’s greatest artists.
Evelyn C. Hankins
EVELYN C. HANKINS is Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D. C. She has authored several publications including, Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change (Prestel) and Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge.
Alexander Nemerov is the Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.