110 Favorites from the Collection features some of the most beloved and highly regarded examples from the Blanton Museum of Art’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works. Founded in 1963, the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and holds the largest public collection in Central Texas. The Blanton is especially recognized for its modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings, and encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings.
This volume offers a glimpse of the breadth and depth of the museum’s holdings, which span antiquity to the present and a wide range of media. Works by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Paolo Veronese, Peter Paul Rubens, Paul Cézanne, Diego Rivera, Joaquín Torres-García, Pablo Picasso, Jacob Lawrence, Helen Frankenthaler, Antonio Seguí, Fernando Botero, Alice Neel, Andy Warhol, Cildo Meireles, Richard Long, Anselm Kiefer, Luis Alfonso Jiménez Jr., Chuck Close, Teresita Fernández, and others are illustrated in full color and accompanied by short essays written by Blanton curatorial staff and other established scholars.