by S. N. Behrman

Paper Book, 2003




New York : Little Bookroom, 2003.


Joseph Duveen was the world's most famous art dealer. His clients were amongst the most prominent and infamous Americans of the 20th century and included Mellon, Frick, Hearst and Morgan. If you weren't a client, chances are you were a nobody.

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LibraryThing member piemouth
Elegantly written account of the art dealer who realized that Europeans had fine collections of art but needed cash, while American millionaires would pay good money for art that would give them class and that they they could leave as their legacy. He carefully groomed his buyers and made sure they understood he was the only dealer who could get them the finest works. I grew up going to the Huntington Library in San Marino so I especially enjoyed the account of how Duveen obtained it for H. E. Huntington.… (more)
LibraryThing member ShadowBarbara
Great book with lots of insights into what a great salesman can do.


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