Real Pictures: Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft simultaneously celebrates Beck and Gruft's longstanding commitment to collecting photographs and a major acquisition of works from their collection by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
This catalogue includes beautiful colour reproductions of the vast collection that combines iconic images by artists whose importance in the history of photography is widely recognized with work by lesser-known but historically significant photographers who worked in Europe and Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Also included are in-depth essays by curator Grant Arnold as well as local artist Roy Arden.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Real Pictures: Photographs from the Collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft curated by Grant Arnold and presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from January 29 to May 26, 2005.
Edited by Grant Arnold
Contributions by Grant Arnold, Claudia Beck, Andrew Gruft, Roy Arden, Sally Stein, David Harris
9 x 11 inches
approx. 111 colour illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery