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EAN-139780140254877   EAN-13 barcode 9780140254877
Product NamePortrait Of Dr. Gachet: The Story Of A Van Gogh Masterpiece, Money, Politics, Collectors, Greed, And Loss
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0140254870
SKU903429829
Price New4.50 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Height7.6 inches    (convert)
Length5 inches    (convert)
Weight11.2 ounces    (convert)
AuthorCynthia Saltzman
Page Count406
BindingPaperback
Published04/01/1999
Features406 pages
Long DescriptionAt a star-studded auction in 1990, a painting was sold for the record-breaking price of $82.5 million. That painting, Vincent 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." 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, The Portrait of Dr. Gachet illuminates, in dramatic detail, the dynamics of the art market and of culture in our time.
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