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Audemars Piguet Collaborates on Contemporary Art Book

By Chris Boyle

Elite travelers who are fans of contemporary art and want to add to their libraries be it on your private jet, superyacht or terra firma residence, should review Art Plural:  Voices of Contemporary Art curated by Swiss gallerist Frédéric de Senarclens of Art Plural Gallery in Singapore with the support of Audemars Piguet, Gatehouse Publishing and Art Plural Gallery.

Art-Plural HRThe book is a selection of over 25 leading international contemporary artists is selected by de Senarclens.  In the book, art historian and author Michael Peppiatt offers an insightful introduction on the growing globalization of art, while Jane A. Peterson’s thought-provoking interviews provide an intimate insight into each artist’s creative process.

According to a press release:

“From China to India and Europe to the Americas, the artists profiled in Art Plural foster dialogue bridging East and West in today’s globalized art world. These include Armen Agop, Ali Banisadr, Agathe de Bailliencourt, Chun Kwang Young, Yves Dana, Adam Dant, Ian Davenport, Bernard Frize, Fu Lei, Li Tianbing, Adriana Molder, Nan Qi, Jedd Novatt, Sherman Ong, Dane Patterson, Qiu Jie, Imran Qureshi, Pablo Reinoso, Doug & Mike Starn, Agus Suwage, Thukral & Tagra, Tian Taiquan, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Bernar Venet, Fabienne Verdier, Zhang Huan and Zhang Xiaogang.

“Society has now reached a point where art is created and viewed in a wider global framework. Though national and local traditions remain influential, artists today are researching, referencing, creating and proliferating in a truly international context. Old polarities between North and South and East and West are being redefined, and artists are now connected in ways never before possible across vast distances and cultures.”

Speaking about the book, de Senarclens says, “Art Plural is both a reference for collectors and an entry point for art lovers. The thoughts and ideas conveyed by this select group of contemporary artists capture the essence of society and embody the experience of recent generations.”

The book is 240 pages and retails for about $60.


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