The Empress and I

How an Ancient Empire Collected, Rejected and Rediscovered Modern Art


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The Empress and I explores a unique alliance between two brilliant women.

The book vividly describes how a treasure trove of modern art, now worth billions, was acquired for a relatively modest sum in the 1970s. Its author is a former New York Museum of Modern Art curator who served as an art advisor to the Empress of Iran. She cites numerous personal and previously confidential documents, including reports and extensive communications with artists, art dealers, auction houses and notable museum colleagues.

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Weight 1002 g
Dimensions 17.6 x 24.9 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 3 June 2021
Number of pages 272
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Donna Stein
Dimensions 17.6 x 24.9 cm
Weight 1002 g
Donna Stein, former Deputy Director of the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City, is also an art historian, curator and essayist. For more than 30 years, she has organized exhibitions in all media, primarily on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, for prestigious institutions around the world, including Asia and Europe. She has published over 100 articles and more than 40 books and catalogues related to her curatorial interests.