YOSHIO TANIGUCHI Architect NINE MUSEUMS **SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Important ASSOCIATION COPY Inscribed to AGNES GUND President Emirita of the MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
YOSHIO TANIGUCHI - NINE MUSEUMS. Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004. First edition. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 20, 2004 - January 31, 2005...The exhibition is supported by AGNES GUND and DANIEL SHAPIRO.
IMPORTANT SIGNED & INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY.
SIGNED and WARMLY INSCRIBED by YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to DANIEL (Daniel Shapiro) & AGGIE (Agnes Gund) on the half-title page:
"For Daniel & Aggie / With gratitude for all you have done and for your friendship. / Yoshio Taniguchi / Nov. 17, 2004". Taniguchi inscribed, signed and dated the book in black felt tip pen. He also added, in blue ink, his printed (therefore legible) name in English and in Japanese characters.
AGNES GUND, b.1938, is a renowned ARTS PATRON, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART PRESIDENT EMERITA, and PROGRESSIVE PHILANTHROPIST. Her second husband was Daniel Shapiro. Agnes Gund was a member of the selection committee that chose YOSHIO TANIGUCHI to be the architect to redesign the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 10x10 inches (25x25 cm), 212 pages with 239 illustrations, 140 in color. The book covers the eight Japanese museums Taniguchi designed, and his redesign of New York's Museum of Modern Art..
Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has some shelf rubbing. A solid, lovely copy.
RARE and UNIQUE with the ASSOCIATION to AGNES GUND and THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART.
More about AGNES GUND (from Wikipedia):
******Gund joined MoMA's International Council in 1967; she then joined the Board of Trustees in 1976 and served as its President from 1991 until 2002. She serves on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, and the Morgan Library and Museum.
A civic leader and staunch supporter of education, women's issues and environmental concerns, among other causes, Gund is the former Chair of the Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission of New York City, a former member of the New York State Council on the Arts, and has served on the boards of such wide ranging organizations as the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Barnes Foundation, Chess in the Schools, the Frick Collection, the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Fund for Public Schools, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
In 1997, Gund received the National Medal of Arts from President Bill Clinton, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government. In 1998, Gund received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. In 2011, Gund was nominated by President Barack Obama as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Council on the Arts. In 2016, she was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2018, she was awarded the J. Paul Getty Medal.
On February 14, 2020, Gund was presented with the first ever "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award" in honor of Justice Ginsburg's exemplary career and life.******
In 2018 the New York Times wrote a long, glowing article about Agnes Gund titled: "Is Agnes Gund the Last Good Rich Person?" The article can be found online, well worth reading.
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