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Portrait of Dr. Gachet The Story of a Van Gogh Masterpiece, Money, Politics, Collectors, Greed, and Loss cover
  • ISBN: 9780140254877
  • ISBN10: 0140254870

Portrait of Dr. Gachet The Story of a Van Gogh Masterpiece, Money, Politics, Collectors, Greed, and Loss

by Cynthia Saltzman

  • List Price: $18.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 04/01/1999
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At a star-studded auction in 1990, a painting was sold for the record-breaking price of $82.5 million. That painting, van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet, has seemed to countless admirers to portray our times as "something bright in spite of its inevitable griefs".<P>This fascinating book reconstructs the painting's journey and becomes a rich story of modernist art and the forces behind the art market. Masterfully evoked are the lives of the thirteen extraordinary people who owned the painting and shaped its history: avant-garde European collectors, pioneering dealers in Paris and Berlin, a brilliant medievalist who acquired it for one of Germany's great museums, and a member of the Nazi elite who sold it after it had been confiscated as a work of "degenerate art". Remarkable and riveting, Portrait of Dr. Gachet illuminates, in dramatic detail, the dynamics of the art market and of culture in our time.
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