This thirteenth volume in the Frick Diptych series focuses on a spectacular eighteenth-century pastel that recently entered the museum’s collection—Man in Pilgrim’s Costume by the celebrated Venetian artist Rosalba Carriera. While the subject of the portrait may have recently embarked on a pilgrimage, it is more likely that he is simply wearing a costume related to the Venetian Carnival. Xavier F. Salomon’s illuminating essay is paired with a text by artist Nicolas Party reflecting on his relationship with the medium of pastel and the impact of Rosalba’s work on his own. In conjunction with this Diptych, Party has created an ephemeral site-specific installation at Frick Madison, combining Rosalba’s portrait with a suite of pastel works of his own. Images of the installation are included in the book.
Authors: Nicolas Party and Xavier F. Salomon
Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited
Hardcover, 7 3/4 × 9 1/2 in., 80 pages, 48 color illustrations
Frick Diptych Series
Designed to foster critical engagement and interest specialist and non-specialist alike, each book in this series illuminates a single work in the Frick’s rich collection with an essay by a Frick curator paired with a contribution from a contemporary artist or writer.
“Since 2018 The Frick Collection, New York, has delighted readers with its Diptych series . . . They manage to be simultaneously accessible and informative . . . while offering readers the amusing challenge of discerning the clever rationale behind each pairing.”
—Yuriko Jackall, The Burlington Magazine, September 2022
- Nicolas Party and Xavier F. Salomon
- The Frick Collection in association with D Giles Limited