Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (And Occasional Fall) of Art Dealers, the Hidden Players in the History of Art

Rogues' Gallery: The Rise (And Occasional Fall) of Art Dealers, the Hidden Players in the History of Art

by Phillip Hook Author

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.

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