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

Front Cover
Random House Publishing Group, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 558 pages
0 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

Selling Dr Gachet
3
18821929 2 This Painful Subject the Ruinous Tendency of Auctioneering
31
The Early Years of the Art Market
45
Copyright

43 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1992)

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

Bibliographic information