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

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