Author(s): Metropolitan Museum of Art
120 of the world's most influential contemporary artists discuss the art that inspires them in this lavishly packaged and designed book."The Artist Project is the latest step among The Met's recent strides to better integrate contemporary art into its historical pantheon." -Art NewsArtists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them - sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of the artworks appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.
"If you can't get to Fifth Avenue, seeing The Met's epic collection through artists' eyes is a pretty good second-best." -The New Yorker
Thomas P. Campbell is the former director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Christopher Noey provides the introduction and was series director of The Artist Project web feature and is currently Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.