Published to celebrate the opening of the Museu Berardo, a major new museum of contemporary art in Lisbon, Portugal, this sumptuous volume features nearly seventy works from the Berardo Collection, one of the most important private collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. Seven thematic chapters accompany the illustrations, which include works by some of the greatest names in modern art, including Picasso, Francis Bacon, Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein and the Chapman brothers.
Jean-Francois Chougnet is artistic director of the Museu Berardo. Amy Dempsey is an art historian who studied under Rosalind Krauss at Hunter College in New York and received her doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Dempsey has written for various London museums, including Tate, and is the author of Styles, Schools & Movements: The Essential Encyclopaedic Guide to Modern Art, Destination Art, and Modern Art: Art Essentials.