Gilles Neret was an art historian, journalist, writer, and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Oeil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. Neret is the editor of TASCHEN'S catalogues raisonnes of the works of Monet and Velazquez, as well as the author of Dali The Paintings and Erotica Universalis. He died on August 3, 2005. Michael Gibson is an independent scholar and philosopher (currently editor in chief of UNESCO's World Heritage Review) who has been writing on art over the past thirty years for numerous publications, including the International Herald-Tribune. He has published numerous books, including studies of Bruegel, Gauguin, Duchamp and Calder.