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Magnum Artists

Great Photographers Meet Great Artists

Magnum Photos Ltd (By (photographer)), Simon Bainbridge


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Matisse and Picasso by Robert Capa, Takashi Murakami by Olivia Arthur, Warhol and de Kooning by Thomas Hoepker, Bonnard by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sonia Delaunay by Herbert List, Kiki Smith by Susan Meiselas, and many more. For the first time, Magnum Artists brings together a collection of over 200 photographs that define the unique relationship between the world's greatest photography collective and the world's greatest artists.

Praise For Magnum Artists: Great Photographers Meet Great Artists

"Magnum Artists is a must-have for the libraries of art lovers and photography aficionados everywhere." New York Journal of Books

"When Great Photographers Meet Great Artists, a new book by Magnum that is curated by Simon Bainbridge, offers up a series of portraits by Magnum photographers of famous artists throughout history. With an intimate vibe, the portraits offer insight into the art world that was rarely accessed before the age of Instagram." - Buzzfeed

"Pore over the lush pages of Magnum Artists: Great Photographers Meet Great Artists, with more than 200 photographs sharing stories of the intimate bond between world-leading masters of the lens and the canvas." - Forbes

"The collection spans nearly eight decades and offers a unique perspective on the folks behind some of the most important pieces of artwork in our lifetime." - Digital Photography Review  ,

"In this new hardback by Laurence King Publishing, you'll find 215 illustrations-photographs of famous artists taken by renowned photographers, exploring the unique relationship that exists between artists of different media. The book includes photos of Matisse and Picasso taken by Robert Capa, Takashi Murakami's portrait by Olivia Arthur and pictures of Warhol and de Kooning by Thomas Hoepker." Watercolor Artist

"This book inspires contemplation. This book inspires thought. Magnum Artists: When Great Photographers meet Great Artists is a long afternoon or after dinner book. Each image captures a moment of revelation. The text is informed, eloquent and illuminating. And the way each photographer reveals their artist speaks to how many different voices are possible." - W. Scott Olsen, FRAMES

"Thanks to some of the world's best photographers, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the most illustrious artists and artwork of the 20th and 21st centuries. Photo book Magnum Artists: Great Photographers Meet Great Artists is a collection of over 200 images made of prominent artists by prominent photographers. The images often show artists in their personal workspaces, posing with completed works or works in progress." Professional Photographer

"You can't really go wrong when you publish 200 portraits of the world's most influential artists made by Magnum photographers. A delight to consult, this book offers privileged access to an alphabetical who's who behind many of the world's greatest art works of the past eight decades: Arbus, Brâncu?i, Chagall, Duchamp, Eggleston, and so on, up to Wesselmann." Photo Life magazine

Laurence King Publishing, 9781786275059, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2020

About the Author

Since the 1930s, Magnum Photos has documented the world's major events and personalities. Its incredible array of photographers continue to share the cooperative's pioneering vision to chronicle world events, people, places, and culture with a powerful narrative that defies convention, shatters the status quo, redefines history, and transforms lives.