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Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection
Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection by John Anderson 0393048896 9780393048896
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Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection by John Anderson

This is the story of how a fabled art foundation -- the greatest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in America -- came to be, and why it is now, thanks to more than a decade of legal squabbling, on the brink of financial collapse. The Barnes Collection has been conservatively valued at more than $6 billion and includes some 69 Cezannes (more than in all the museums of Paris combined), 60 Matisses, 44 Picassos, 18 Rousseaus, 14 Modiglianis, and no fewer than 180 Renoirs. Yet the Barnes is in crisis. Its founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), grew up in the slums of late-nineteenth-century Philadelphia only to become first a physician and later a pharmaceutical king. By 1920, this self-made man was already well on his way to becoming one of the great art collectors of his day.

Author: John Anderson

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 2003-05-01

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0393048896

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