Barbican Centre in London puts artists’ personal collections on show

Artist collectionMagnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector will feature personal effects from artists including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.

The items range from Hirst’s skulls, taxidermy and medical models to Andy Warhol’s cookie jars.

It will run at the Barbican Art Gallery from 12 February to 25 May 2015.

The exhibition looks at how artists throughout history have acquired collections for personal and artistic reasons.

Andy Warhol, for example, stopped by antique and junk shops daily to look for items. Many of the objects he collected served as source material for his famous silkscreen prints. Read more

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