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When will some art-collecting shlockmeister of Beverly Hills produce The
Shadows and the Sodomy, the 198os answer to The Agony and the Ecstasy ?
Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius,
Since Berenson had one of the grandest private libraries of the twentieth century,
paid for by collecting twenty-five percent on the profits of every one of those same
glorious canvases which, recolored and patched and restored, were sold by ...
A large wine-dark painting by Mark Rothko was sold at Sotheby's some months
ago to a Japanese collector at a record price for Rothkos — $1.6 million. It was
not merely restored, but — according to a previous owner, William Rubin of the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philipjohn - LibraryThing
Robert Hughes must be one of the finest users of language at work in the field of art criticism. His comments, whether you agree with them or not, are always a joy to read. Read full review
Nothing if not critical: selected essays on art and artistsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection brings together over 90 essays, many of which have already appeared in major journals. Hughes considers the Masters, 19th-century art and artists, the Modernist spirit, American and ... Read full review