Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art

Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art

Making Modernism: Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth-Century Art

By Michael C. Fitzgerald

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Artists don’t achieve financial success and critical acclaim due to chance or luck during their lifetimes. The author documents Picasso’s courting of dealers, critics, collectors and curators as he established his reputation during the first 40 years of the 20th century. The book describes the care, patience and resourcefulness invested by Paul Rosenberg, Picasso’s dealer and close collaborator from 1918 to 1940, in building the financial value and public acceptance of Picasso’s art. It is based on quotes from unpublished correspondence between Picasso and dealers, collectors and museum curators.

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