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In Private Hands

By Ben Hunter, By Abby Hignell, Foreword by David Ekserdjian, Introduction by Robert Bowman, Photographs By Julian Jans


272 Pages, 8.25 x 10.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $51.95)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9780956120410

Rights: US & CA

Bowman Sculpture (Oct 2016)

Price: $39.95


A collection of rare pieces by the father of modern sculpture

Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name in 2014, Rodin: In Private Hands is a selection of works by Rodin curated by the Bowman Gallery. These pieces range from single figures, couples and groups to isolated torsos, heads and hands—very few have been seen in public before. Richly illustrated with 227 color photographs of rare pieces never before seen in public, and with an introduction by Robert Bowman and a foreword by Professor David Ekserdjian, this book will be a delight to anyone with an appreciation for Rodin, modern sculpture or the human figure. Remarkably few sculptors are household names, but Rodin is unquestionably one of the happy few. He is also by far and away the most celebrated and best loved sculptor of the 19th century. His works have become icons of modern art. The Kiss and The Thinker rank among the most famous images in the world, and are universally recognized even by those who have never set foot in a museum.

Author Biography

Ben Hunter is an expert in 19th and early 20th century art who works at Bowman Sculpture. Abby Hignell is director at Hignell Gallery. Robert Bowman is the proprietor of Bowman Sculpture. Julian Jans is a photographer for Bowman Sculpture.