Sotheby’s board member and senior expert in impressionism Philip Hook will introduce his new book, in which he analyzes the events, scandals, victories, and failures that have taken place in the art world over the last five centuries.
Revisiting the history of art, Rogues' Gallery offers insight into the secret life of some of the best known paintings and sculptures. One of the main mysteries—as exciting as a detective story—has to do with the work’s journey from the artist’s studio to the museum or a gallery, where we usually find it. Uncovered along the way are the names of people who were the first to set a price for famous masterpieces and who have brought acclaim to the now established artists by paying large sums for their works.
Looking at the work of art dealers, which often requires boldness and cunning, Philip Hook describes the rise and fall of people who created empires by selling art to kings, merchants, aristocracy, entrepreneurs, and museums.
The book will be presented by Philip Hook in conversation with Garage’s Director Anton Belov. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.
The book is available online on the Garage bookshop website. You can pick up your prepaid book before 19:30 on the day of the event (March 26) at the Education center.
The Russian translation of Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers was published by Azbuka in 2018.
Garage Members get a 10% discount on all purchases at Garage Bookshop.