Portrait of Dr. Gachet : the story of a van Gogh masterpiece : modernism, money, politics, collectors, dealers, taste, greed, and loss (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Portrait of Dr. Gachet : the story of a van Gogh masterpiece : modernism, money, politics, collectors, dealers, taste, greed, and loss

Author: Cynthia Saltzman
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author traces the history of the portrait of Van Gogh's physician, painted just weeks before Van Gogh's suicide, and shows that "this painting not only evokes the ethos of modern life but also illuminates the ways in which art, politics, and the market have intersected in the twentieth century"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Portraits
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Paul Ferdinand Gachet; Vincent van Gogh; Paul Ferdinand Gachet; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Saltzman
ISBN: 0670862231 9780670862238
OCLC Number: 37567283
Description: xxii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "The heartbroken expression of our time" --
Northern Europe and the first modernist collectors: the international avant-garde and the market --
The "other" Germany : modern art, German nationalism, and the making of the modern museum --
Modern art and the Third Reich : propaganda, confiscation, and export --
Postwar New York --
The 1980s --
Japan.
Other Titles: Portrait of Doctor Gachet
Story of a van Gogh masterpiece
Responsibility: Cynthia Saltzman.

Abstract:

The author traces the history of the portrait of Van Gogh's physician, painted just weeks before Van Gogh's suicide, and shows that "this painting not only evokes the ethos of modern life but also illuminates the ways in which art, politics, and the market have intersected in the twentieth century"--Jacket.

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