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Introduction by Robert Looker. New York. Sotheby's. 2006. Paperback. 319 pages. 336 lots illustrated in colour. 295 by 230mm (11½ by 9 inches). 1.4kg. . English. Very good; some light wear to corners but generally a very good copy with no markings.'A renowned curator, art advisor and collector, and long time partner to legendary architect Philip Johnson, David Whitney was widely regarded by artists and collectors alike for his discerning eye, concentrated passion and powerful aesthetic. The collection features property from Mr. Whitney's former residences, including his homes in New Canaan, Connecticut, Calluna Farms and Grainger House, his apartment in New York City and his oceanview ranch house in Big Sur, California. The collection will be sold as if one was walking from room to room in each of the homes and experiencing Mr. Whitney's exceptional taste in his bold juxtaposition of texture, color and line. He found beauty in great works of art and in the simplest objects, and he had the instinct to integrate them seamlessly.' (from the introduction). The catalogue provides a pictorial guide to Whitney's aesthetic with photos of the original rooms with the pieces in situ. Important 20th century artworks and furniture are featured alongside hooked rugs and painted pine tables. Highlights include several major Warhols and Rauschenbergs, collections of ceramics by George Ohr and Ken Price, and 27 pieces by Mattia Bonetti, the majority of which are unique works commissioned by Whitney for his homes.