Fifty Years of Art: The Hiscox Collection 1970-2020

Gary Hume and Sol Calero explore 50 years of Collecting



ISBN: 9780854882878 Category:

Whitney Hintz, Laura Smith


To celebrate its fiftieth birthday, this comprehensive new catalogue records the breadth of art held in the international Hiscox Collection, as seen through the eyes of two celebrated contemporary artists. Edited by Whitney Hintz and Laura Smith.

Global insurer Hiscox have been collecting modern and contemporary art for fifty years, and their significant collection comprises 1000 works by international artists at the forefront of contemporary practice. Including work by Etel Adnan, Nan Goldin, David Hockney, Joan MirĂ³, Eduardo Paolozzi and Pablo Picasso, the collection will be on public view for the first time in two consecutive displays at Whitechapel Gallery: the first curated by British painter Gary Hume (b.1962) and the second by Berlin-based Venezualean artist Sol Calero (b.1982 ).

The catalogue will include contributions by both artistcurators, as well as colour illustrations of every work in the collection.

Additional information

Weight 1172 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 17.6 cm
Publisher name Whitechapel Gallery
Publication date 1 January 2021
Number of pages 352
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.5 x 17.6 cm
Weight 1172 g


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Whitney Hintz is Curator of the Hiscox Collection.

Laura Smith is Curator at Whitechapel Gallery