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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Hard Cover. Brand New W/Book Jacket. 11 X 13". Magnificent Oversize Hardcover Volume 240 Pages. Over The Course Of More Than 45 Years, Victor & Sally Ganz Created One Of The ... Finest And Most Personal Collections Of 20Th Century Art Ever Assembled! . Their Approach Was A Unique Blend Of Insight And Erudition. From The Moment They Purchased 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. . In This Profusely Illustrated Volume, Leading Curators, Art Dealers, And Art Historians Analyze The Ganzes' Vision And Examine Their Steadfast Committment. Essays By John Richardson, Leo Steinberg, Maya Picasso, Brigitte Baer, Susan Lorence And Others. The Size Of This Book Makes The Many Double Full-Page Color Photographs All The More Interesting. ---- To See Four Picassos On A Living Room Wall -- Well, Where Have You Ever Seen That? With An Unerring Eye (Sharpened By Exhaustive Study), They Chose Jasper Johns, Robert Raushcenberg, And Frank Stella At The Beginning Of Their Careers, And Then Moved On To Champion Eva Hesse. The Ganzes Were Not Merely Collectors Of Art; Their Friendships With These Artists Were Often As Inspiring As Their Financial Support. In This Book Of Essays By John Richardson, Leo Steinberg, David Sylvester, Judith Goldman, Roberta Bernstein, Linda Shearer, And Others, We Learn About The Art And Artists In The Collection, As Well As The Risks And Commitments The Ganzes Made In Establishing These Artists We Now Hail As Among The Masters Of Contemporary Art.". Published At One Hundred Dollars . Read more Show Less

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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 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: 9781880907023
  • Publisher: Christie's, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 236

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