Pictures, Passions and Eye: A Life at Sotheby's by Michel Strauss

By Michel Strauss

Michel Strauss launched into a permanent love affair on the age of six whilst he observed for the 1st time work by way of Manet, Monet and Degas: the eagerness aroused by way of those artists by no means left him. This ardour, this 'eye' as he calls it resulted in his changing into Head of the Impressionist division at Sotheby's the place he remained for 40 years. He describes the personalities he met alongside the way in which: the creditors, the buyers, the colleagues or even the forgers, in addition to the consumers who shared his ardour. there have been occasions of increase and instances of recession, there have been very tricky occasions -in specific the anti-trust period -and there have been occasions that introduced nice pride and a feeling of accomplishment, particularly the British Rail Pension Fund sale which Michel had helped arrange and which passed all expectancies. An authoritative and hugely revered determine within the artwork international, Michel Strauss has dealt with the best of all Impressionist works, a few of which it was once concept have been misplaced forever.

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