In 1998, Martin Z. Margulies along with his longtime curator Katherine Hinds began looking for a suitable space to display the growing collection of photography, video and installation works, and sculpture of the Margulies Contemporary Art Collection. In 1999, the first phase of the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse opened to the public with an event to benefit the Lowe Museum at the University of Miami. After a series of expansions, the Warehouse now comprises 45,000 square feet of exhibition space with set hours each week.
Katherine Hinds has been the curator of the collection since 1982.
Sculpture: Anselm Kiefer, Richard Long, William Tucker, Simryn Gill
Installation: Doug Aitken, David Ellis & Roberto Lange
Video: Kader Attia, Nathalie Djurberg, Leandro Erlich
Photography: Sabelo Mlangeni, Barbara Probst, Wael Shawky
Permanent Exhibitions: Olafur Eliasson, Donald Judd, George Segal, Michael Heizer, Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Isamu Noguchi, Tony Smith, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Franz West, John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning
The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture
From titans of Modernism like Miro and Noguchi to trailblazers of the moment such as Ernesto Neto and Olafur Eliasson to young innovators just emerging onto the international art scene, many of the most important and intriguing artists of the 20th and 21st centuries are represented the collection of Martin Z. Margulies. Recognized as one of the major collections of contemporary art in the world, it spans significant movements in art from Abstract Expressionism through Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, to monumental sculpture and recent installation and video works—not to mention vintage and contemporary photography. The collection now numbers some 4,500 works, and since 1999, many of those have been on view to the public at the Margulies Warehouse in Miami. This volume presents a selection of paintings and sculpture from the collection, some from the Warehouse, but some that have been less frequently exhibited.
Also included here is a conversation between Margulies and Newsweek critic Peter Plagens, in which Margulies reveals some of the methods and motives for his collecting. In an essay about the works on exhibit at the Margulies Warehouse, Plagens probes a little further, discerning in Margulies a penchant for works that are beautiful as well as those that comment on “the human condition.” The writer and curator Klaus Kertess takes us on a private tour of the paintings and sculpture displayed at Margulies’s residence, elucidating the connections among the old and the new, the classic and the cutting edge.
Commentaries by Margulies and his longtime curator, Katherine Hinds, about why and how certain works were added to the collection give insights into the mind, or perhaps the heart, of a collector.
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