New York: Dia Art Foundation, 2003. 3rd Edition. Large quarto, publisher's light gray cloth, spine and upper board blindstamped, light gray endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Close-knit artistic cadres, tight-knit networks that shaped and in turn were shaped by their labile but potent theoretical discourse, provide the intellectual substratum for the conjunction of artists in Dia's collection." Expanded third edition of contemporary art museum Dia Beacon's opening catalog (published the same year as the first edition). Founded in 1974, the Dia Art Foundation takes its name from the Greek word meaning "through," to demonstrate the foundation's intention to aid artists in realizing large-scale projects that previously could not be achieved due to scale or scope. Dia: Beacon opened in a former Nabisco box printing factory in Beacon, New York in 2003. Illustrated with 226 color and black-and-white photos, many full-page, including images of the museum's interiors as well as the the work of numerous preeminent 20th-century artists, including Louise Bourgeois, On Kawara, Sol Lewitt, Bruce Nauman, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, and many more, with accompanying biographical descriptions; also with an introduction by Dia's director Michael Govan, describing the museum's mission, and a critical essay by curator Lynne Cook examining Dia's collection and commission process; bibliography and list of works on view. Riggio Galleries floorplan and plan of a long running Sol LeWitt exhibition laid in. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #2215