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Introduction by Simon Grant, followed by over 75 artists discussing their favourite works of art, among them: Frank Auerbach on Henri Matisse * Miroslaw Balka on Michelangelo * Vija Celmins on Philip Guston * George Condo on Rembrandt * Michael Craig-Martin on Marcel Duchamp * Gregory Crewdson on Edward Hopper * Thomas Demand on Paolo Uccello * Dr Lakra on Hieronymus Bosch * Marlene Dumas on Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres * Antony Gormley on Jacob Epstein * Thomas Hirschhorn on Andy Warhol * Candida Hoefer on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe * Annette Messager on William Blake * Beatriz Milhazes on Hans Memling * Vik Muniz on Peter Paul Rubens * Jorge Pardo on Gustave Courbet * Cornelia Parker on Man Ray * Ed Ruscha on John Everett Millais * Hiroshi Sugimoto on Petrus Christus * Do Ho Suh on Kim Jeong-hui * Bill Viola on Giovanni Bellini * Mark Wallinger on Diego Velazquez * Franz West on Caravaggio * Rachel Whiteread on Pierro della Francesca * Zhang Huan on Leonardo da Vinci and more

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A wonderfully eclectic mix of artworks selected by more than 75 international artists, providing an alternative history of art from the 15th century to the 1960s

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Simon Grant is a writer and art historian, and has been editor of Tate Etc. magazine since 2004.


'A brilliant, argumentative and provocative anthology, ideal for dipping in and out of ... We come away from this book with all sorts of avenues to explore ourselves, and an enhanced understanding of the talents and even visionary genius of artists past and present' - Marina Vaizey, V&A Magazine
'A simple idea elegantly executed in an attractive, compact, well-illustrated volume' - Financial Times (Books of the Year)
'A terrific idea. This wonderful book presents an entirely new way of looking at art ... the deeply personal stories reveal the profound connections between artists, shedding light on the work of both the past and the present creators, as well as capturing the joy that can come from encounters with great art' - Good Book Guide
'Invariably fascinating' - The Spectator
'Absorbing ... elegantly designed and cleverly conceived' - The Art Newspaper

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