Publication on African art from the Leslie Sacks CollectionBy Artkhade with Art Media Agency
Brentwood, 2 September 2013
As part of the exhibition “Refined Eye, Passionate Heart: African Art from the Leslie Sacks Collection”, to take place from 21st September until 28th October 2013, the Leslie Sacks Fine Art gallery in Brentwood is publishing a 320 page catalogue on Leslie Sacks’ collection of African art, which is to be edited by publishing house Skira.
The exhibition is to feature some 60 pieces, which have been examined and illustrated in the catalogue -a publication which is the fruit of nearly three years of work. The publication also includes 38 essays by 20 reknowned researchers in the field of African art, notably Karel Nel, artist and professor at the University of Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg, as well as a prefaces by Frank Herreman, former exhibition director at the Museum for African Art in New York, and Bruno Claessens, an art historian who specialises in African art. These pieces of writing are accompanied by over one hundred colour photographs by Donald Cole. It is hoped that the publication will offer both cultural and historical analyses of the displayed objects, and will consider the relationship between African art, modern and contemporary art and 20th century American art.
The dates of the exhibition coincide with the 50th birthday celebration of the Fowler Museum, scheduled for 12th October 2013, at the Fowler museum of the University of California, Los Angeles.