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Pontus Hultén and Moderna Museet

The Formative Years

Anna Tellgren (Editor), Daniel Birnbaum (Foreword by), Patrik Andersson (Text by (Art/Photo Books))


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The legendary curator Pontus Hult n (1924-2006) worked at Moderna Museet in Stockholm between 1958 and 1973. In 1960 he was appointed director. It was in this role that he built the collection and the museum's international reputation, with exhibitions such as Movement in Art (1961), American Pop Art (1964), Niki de Saint-Phalle's She-A Cathedral (1966) and Warhol's first European solo exhibition (1968). In 2005 Hult n donated his art collection, library and archives to Moderna Museet. Pontus Hult n and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years explores Hult n's practice as a curator and director. In addition to new essays, the book contains archival photographs and documents as well as a previously unpublished 1962 text by Hult n outlining his ideas on how an art museum should run.

Koenig Books, 9783960980827, 192pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2017