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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FROM MANET TO MANHATTAN: The Rise of the Modern Art Market

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A probing, dazzling, character-and-fact-chocked panorama of the art market during the past century, by London Observer art-columnist Watson (Wisdom and Strength, 1989, etc.). Watson looks at paintings ... Read full review

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

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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


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

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