From Manet to Manhattan: the rise of the modern art market

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Random House Publishing Group, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 558 pages
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vocation since the days of ancient Rome, and it is this crucial link between art and commerce that makes Mr. Watson's history such absorbing one. He has produced a book that is rich in both scholarship and anecdote, one that traces not only the development of the great auction houses, like Sotheby's and Christie's, and the recent and spectacular involvement of Japanese buyers, but also the development of that fascinating breed the dealers: flamboyant salesmen, fastidious.

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With a wily sense of humor and a keen eye for detail, Watson, a British journalist and the author of nine books, has created "the first integrated account of the development of the modern art market ... Read full review

Contents

Selling Dr Gachet
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18821929 2 This Painful Subject the Ruinous Tendency of Auctioneering
31
The Early Years of the Art Market
45
Copyright

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Watson writes for the Observer, Times (London), New York Times, and the Spectator.

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