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Tales from the Art Crypt: the Painters, the Museums, the Curators, the Collectors, Theauctions, the Art

by Feigen, Richard A

  • ISBN: 9780394571690
  • ISBN10: 039457169X

Tales from the Art Crypt: the Painters, the Museums, the Curators, the Collectors, Theauctions, the Art

by Feigen, Richard A

  • List Price: $30.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
  • Publish date: 06/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780394571690
  • ISBN10: 039457169X
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Description: One of today's most celebrated and best known gallery owners reveals his world:
-- The painters he has befriended and represented (among them: Jim Rosenquest, Barnet Newman, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Ivan Albright, Dubuffet, Joseph Cornell).
-- The galleries he has owned and run, first in Chicago where he broke new ground with a daring 1957 show that concentrated on German art, and by introducing Francis Bacon, then in SoHo, three years before the boom.

He writes about:
-- His fellow dealers, among them, Julian Levy, and Leo Castelli.
-- His decision to walk away from contemporary art and sell the work of old masters.
-- The instincts -- the "eye" that recognizes a fine painting (how he spotted a masterpiece in a throw-away shop in the Cotswalds).
-- The conservators whose pathfinding techniques have revolutionized authentication.
-- The great art owning families.
-- The circuitous ways in which an art dealer can find a painting to sell.
-- The fight at the Albert Barnes's Foundation that resulted in resignations, front page news and the undoing of Barnes's vision for his beloved collection.
-- The great art boom of the eighties and its effects on the art world.
-- The commercialism plaguing American museums today.

Revelatory, endlessly fascinating, at times a Bond-like thriller, Feigen's book opens up a world of artists, of montebanks, of the oldest old money and the newest new to give us a portrait of the great art game as it has been played in the 20th century.

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