Knowing that our Phaidon.com readers are, on the whole, a globe-trotting, art museum-visiting bunch, we thought you might be interested in this limited edition print we came across by the London-based designer, art director and artist Yoni Alter .
It features 29 of the world’s art museums - from the Hirshhorn to the Helsinki Art Museum, the Tate to the Taubman in Roanoke - all in scale in relation to one another (we didn't realise Tate Modern was so big!)
The print measures 50X70cm and features seven colours including six fluros on a 160gsm Fedrigoni Splendorgel Extra White paper which has a velvety texture. Each of the 500 copies is signed and hand embossed. You can buy it from yonishappy.com
Of course there's one art museum that's not on there and that's our very own The Art Museum. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this luxurious book is organized by innovative colour-coded "galleries," "rooms," "corridors" and "special exhibitions" which display hundreds of paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, folding screens, ceramics and manuscripts that tell the history of world art.
This is the only museum to house Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, a collection of Rembrandt’s finest self portraits, Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Picasso’s Guernica, as well as ceramics from China, Hokusai’s woodblock prints, gold artefacts from Peru, and works by Jackson Pollock in one place. Take a look at it here.