Life of Collecting: Victor and Sally Ganz

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Over the course of more than forty-five years, Victor and Sally Ganz created one of the most personal collections of twentieth-century art ever assembled. Their approach was a unique blend of insight and erudition. From the moment they purchased Pablo Picasso's masterpiece The Dream in 1941, they made a courageous commitment to a particular vision of art history, one based on the belief that modern culture is defined by the achievements of only a few great artists. Rather than aiming for a collection representing...

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Overview

Over the course of more than forty-five years, Victor and Sally Ganz created one of the most personal collections of twentieth-century art ever assembled. Their approach was a unique blend of insight and erudition. From the moment they purchased Pablo Picasso's masterpiece The Dream in 1941, they made a courageous commitment to a particular vision of art history, one based on the belief that modern culture is defined by the achievements of only a few great artists. Rather than aiming for a collection representing the range of modern art, their devotion drove them to collect Picasso's work intensively-including the purchase of the entire series of The Woman of Algiers only one year after it was painted in 1955. Moreover, their deep understanding of Picasso's work became both the measure and the inspiration for their subsequent immersion in contemporary American art.

Catalogues Victor and Sally Ganz's holdings.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780830076130
  • Publisher: Christies
  • Publication date: 9/15/2001
  • Pages: 236

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