BOOKS: (4) French coffee-table art books, 4 oversize art books, text in French: 1) L'Art en Europe Les Annees Decisives 1945-1953. Skira / Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne. 1987. Hardcover in jacket, in cardboard slipcase. 2) and 3) Two copies of A. M. Hammacher. La Scuplture. Cercle d'Art, Paris. 1988. Hardcover in jacket, one in cardboard slipcase. 4) Le Grand Livre de la Peinture. Editions Recontre, Lausanne. 1988. Two leather-bound volumes in printed slipcase. 10"w x 13"h (largest).
Provenance: Estate of Pentti Kouri, NYC
Notes/Literature: Dr. Pentti Kouri (1949-2009) was a Finnish economist and venture capitalist with partner George Soros. He built his prestigious art collection with the goal of opening a private art foundation focused on his interests in Minimalism, Arte Povera, Conceptual and Text-based art. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Dia Art Foundation, and on the boards of Tate, London and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In addition, a portion of his collection forms the core of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/app?si=http://kansallisgalleria.fi/E78.Collection_Kouri_kokoelma&lang=en). Millea Bros is proud to offer at auction over the next year 400 works from Dr. Kouriâ€™s collection.