The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone

The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone

by Mary Gabriel
ISBN-10:
1890862061
ISBN-13:
9781890862060
Pub. Date:
09/08/2002
Publisher:
Bancroft Press

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The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta & Claribel Cone

"For four and a half decades, Etta and Claribel Cone roamed artists' studios and art galleries in Europe, building one of the largest, most important art collections in the world. At one time, these two independently wealthy Jewish women from Baltimore received offers from virtually every prominent art museum in the world, all anxious to house their hitherto private assemblage of modern art. In 1949, they awarded all their holdings to the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 2002, that collection was valued at nearly $1 billion, making them two of the most philanthropic art collectors of our age.Yet, for complex reasons, the story of the Cone sisters has never been fully or accurately told.Mary Gabriel, an art-minded journalist and women’s historian, has, at long last, brought the little-known sisters to life, and shone the spotlight on their remarkable achievements."

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ISBN-13: 9781890862060
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Publication date: 09/08/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 1,085,481
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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