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Monet Hates Me

Tacita Dean 

Available for a limited time, this artist’s book by renowned visual artist Tacita Dean explores her chance encounters with objects in the archives of the Getty Research Institute.

As the Getty Research Institute artist in residence in 2014–15, Tacita Dean was asked to define a subject and identify a path of research. What she proposed instead was a project titled “The Importance of Objective Chance as a Tool of Research.” Her idea was to allow chance to be her guide. Dean researched randomly, picking out boxes from the collections without knowing their contents, meandering through objects and images from sources as varied as medieval alchemy books to twentieth-century artist letters. Monet Hates Me features reproductions of fifty artworks she created from Getty’s archival holdings along with enlightening texts that expand on her method of research, describing some of the paths she followed in the archive and featuring a selection of images from the research she undertook.  

Tacita Dean is a British artist who was born in 1965 in Canterbury. She lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles.

368 pages
6 5/8 x 9 inches
161 color and 75 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-777-2

Getty Publications
Imprint: Getty Research Institute