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A Luta Continua: The Sylvio Perlstein Collection

Over the course of more than five decades, Sylvio Perlstein has assembled an intensely personal collection rooted in a passion for the work of groundbreaking artists; a commitment to self-education; and an affinity for a wide range of mediums. Remarkably diverse, the Collection traces the course of twentieth-century art, from Dada and Surrealism to Abstraction, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Minimal Art, Pop Art, Op Art, Arte Povera, Nouveau Réalisme, and Contemporary Art.

This catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘A Luta Continua’ at Hauser & Wirth New York, sheds new light on the Perlstein Collection through previously unpublished archival materials, illustrations, installation views, and newly commissioned essays by Matthieu Humery, Scientific Advisor for Photography; exhibition curator David Rosenberg; and writer Luc Sante, whose text reflects upon the Surrealist photography included in the Perlstein Collection.

Publication Details

  • Texts by David Rosenberg, Matthieu Humery, and Luc Sante
  • Conversation between Marc Payot and Sylvio Perlstein
  • Book design: Kühle und Mozer
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 295 x 225 mm
  • 288 pages
  • 978-3-906915-15-9
  • £40 / $50 / €45