Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over The Barnes Collection by John Anderson

Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over The Barnes Collection

byJohn Anderson

Paperback | September 3, 2013

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“Money, pretension, horrid behavior by cultured people” (New York) —John Anderson’s tale delivers it all in fabulously juicy detail.

This is the story of how a fabled art foundation—the greatest collection of impressionist and postimpressionist art in America, including 69 Cézannes, 60 Matisses, and 44 Picassos, among many priceless others—came to be, and how more than a decade of legal squabbling brought it to the brink of collapse and to a move that many believe betrayed the wishes of the founder, Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872—1951). Art Held Hostage is now updated with a new epilogue by the author covering the current state of this international treasure and the endless battle over its fate.
John Anderson is the author of three works of nonfiction, including Burning Down the House, which won the Myers Award for outstanding book on race relations in America. He lives in Ossining, New York.
Title:Art Held Hostage: The Battle Over The Barnes CollectionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.33 X 5.5 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.33 X 5.5 X 0.75 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393347311

ISBN - 13:9780393347319

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Editorial Reviews

“Excellent…A substantial work of reporting and historical research.” — Philip Kennicott (Washington Post)

“A morality play masquerading as a legal thriller tells us what went wrong [at the Barnes].” — New York Times Book Review

“A chronicle of chaos, [containing] one mind-boggling revelation after another.” — Wall Street Journal