Art Gallery of NSW
The idea of art: building a contemporary international art collection
by Anthony Bond
Published by NewSouth Publishing in association with the Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Nelson Meers Foundation is proud to have supported a book written by the Gallery’s former Head Curator of International Art, Anthony (Tony) Bond OAM, documenting and revealing the Gallery’s magnificent international collection. It is also a very personal, deeply engaging text, as Tony worked closely with the artists and, in many cases, formed life-long friendships that have allowed a continuing conversation about why art matters.
Why did we fund this project? It is vitally important that one of Australia’s pre-eminent art museums had its significant collection of international art documented by one of Australia’s most respected curators. The book provides an in-depth interpretation of some of the most important artists of the late twentieth century.
The Idea of Art is available via the AGNSW Gallery shop: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/shop/item/9781742234359/