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Portrait of Dr Gachet:The Story of A Van Gogh Masteroiece - Signed by Cynthia Saltzman - Signed First Edition - 1998 - from TLM Books (SKU: 2020215)

Portrait of Dr Gachet:The Story of A Van Gogh Masteroiece - Signed

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Portrait of Dr Gachet:The Story of A Van Gogh Masteroiece - Signed

by Cynthia Saltzman

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0670862231
ISBN 13
9780670862238
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Viking, NY, 1998, 408 pgs. First/First in Near Fine/Near Fine condition, with a few spots of soiling to edge, and minimal shelfwear to book, with a bit of shelf/edgewear and rubbing to DJ. Otherwise tight, square, clean, and unclipped (please review photos). The Author has Signed on title pg. The life of this historic Van Gogh masterpiece is traced from inception to its historic auction for $82.5 mil in 1990. Van Gogh wrote that the painting strove to capture the heartbroken expression of our time. B&W photos. All books bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box.

Synopsis

At 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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Details

Bookseller
TLM Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2020215
Title
Portrait of Dr Gachet:The Story of A Van Gogh Masteroiece - Signed
Author
Cynthia Saltzman
Format/binding
Blue and cream boards with gold lettering
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First/First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670862231
ISBN 13
9780670862238
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1998
Keywords
Autographed, Painting, Vincent Van Gogh
Bookseller catalogs
Art and Artists;
Size
9'1/4 X 6 1/4

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