❮Download❯ ➹ Rogues Gallery ➾ Author Philip Hook – Heartforum.co.uk Here for the first time is the history of art dealers those extraordinary men and women who over centuries and almost entirely out of the public eye built their profession on a singular skill identify Here for the first time is the history of art dealers those extraordinary men and women who over centuries and almost entirely out of the public eye built their profession on a singular skill identifying the intangible but infinitely desirable ualities that characterize the greatest works of art—and finding clients for whom those ualities are irresistible Philip Hook’s riveting narrative takes us from the early days of art dealing in Antwerp where paintings were sold by weight to the unassailable hauteur of contemporary galleries in New York London Paris and beyond Along the way we meet a surprisingly wide ranging cast of characters—from tailors spies and the occasional anarchist to scholars aristocrats and connoisseurs some compelled by greed some by their own vision of art—and some by the art of the deal Among them are Joseph Duveen who almost single handedly brought the Old Masters to America; Paul Durand Ruel the Impressionists’ champion; Daniel Henry Kahnweiler high priest of Cubism; Leo Castelli dealer midwife to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art; and Peter Wilson the charismatic Sotheby’s chairman who made a theater of the auction room Rogues’ Gallery bursts with unforgettable anecdotes and astute judgments about art and artists honed by Hook’s than forty years in the art market—making it essential reading for anyone interested in the hidden history of art.
Philip Hook joined Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department as the senior specialist in Sotheby’s is the most prestigious Fine Art Auction House in the UK He read History of Art at the University of Cambridge where he also won a soccer blue In Philip joined Christie’s directly from University He headed Christie’s th Century Paintings Department from to In betwee.
- 304 pages
- Rogues Gallery
- Philip Hook
- 10 December 2016 Philip Hook