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by Thomas Hoving

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  • ISBN 0425109909
  • ISBN13 978-0425109908
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas Hoving
  • Publisher Berkley (July 1, 1988)
  • Formats lrf docx txt mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Size ePub 1141 kb
  • Size Fb2 1782 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 397

The dashing director of The National Gallery of Art is pitted against the ambitious, beautiful young woman who is acting director of the Met in a fight for ownership of a masterwork of the Spanish painter Diego Velasquez

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The dashing director of The National Gallery of Art is pitted against the ambitious, beautiful young woman who is acting director of the Met in a fight for ownership of a masterwork of the Spanish painter Diego Velasquez.

Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving was an American museum executive and consultant, best known for serving as the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His books primarily focus on art-related subjects, including art forgeries, Grant Wood, Andrew Wyeth, Tutankhamen, and the 12th-century walrus ivory crucifix known as the Bury St. Edmunds Cross.

The author,Thomas Hoving, was formerly director of the Metropolitan Museum and his non-fiction books King of the Confessors and Making the Mummies Dance were exceptional. I can't say the same thing about this novel. The novel felt contrived compared with the actual case-studies.

One of the world's finest art treasures, a beautiful, sensual nude portrait by the Spanish master Diego Velazquez, is uexpectedly put up for auction. Diverting Romp Through the Art World. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. I have read and loved most of Thomas Hoving's nonfiction work, False Impressions, Making the Mummies Dance, etc. and loved it, but I was hesitant to try out his fiction. Now I'm glad I did. Sometimes over the top but almost always a diverting romp through the New York art scene that I love so much!

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Album High Strung Free Dance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). I lost my soul when the curtain dropped Bleeding colors just can't stop I close my eyes to the signs You're my mission. I paid the price for all my sins Since your open skies let me in About time I had a new beginning.

Thomas Pearsall Field Hoving (January 15, 1931 – December 10, 2009) was an American museum executive and consultant and the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was born in New York City to Walter Hoving, the head of Tiffany & Company, and his wife, Mary Osgood Field, a descendant of Samuel Osgood. Hoving grew up surrounded by New York's upper social strata.

You saw the cover of this book and paused. You recognized the stern countenance of the old farmer and the dour mien of his companion

You saw the cover of this book and paused. You recognized the stern countenance of the old farmer and the dour mien of his companion. You recognized the pitchfork and the gabled roof. You may not have known the name of the painting or of the artist who painted it; however, you already knew that you were looking at an American masterpiece.

Talk about Masterpiece


Landarn
I just this year (2013) read Thomas Hoving's Masterpiece. It is full or turns and twists with a lot of information about what goes on behind the scenes in museums' masterpiece acquisitions. While I found the beginning of the book a little confusing with the introduction of too many characters all at once, it soon became easy to follow. In the long run the plot may be forgettable but the many details about museums and artwork verification will long be remembered.
Cogelv
Love all the books by Hoving this is fun
He has brought in all the stress and problems that are part of gathering
Great art for museums
Doomblade
Another great book with a very surprising ending.
Rigiot
After hundreds of years hidden away by an aristocratic English family, Velasquez's painting of his mistress is suddenly put up for auction. A bevy of art collectors and museum directors vie to win this beauty. At the top of the list of those competing are Olivia Cartwright the acting director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Andrew Foster the director of Washington DC's National Gallery. The painting is being offered at a staggering price which will set an all time record. Who will win her? Alas, no one in this novel is who he actually appears to be. Machinations are rife. So is romance. Is the painting even genuine. This is a delightful intrigue for those interested in art. Along the way interesting tidbits are sprinkled of museum gossip and art history.
MOQ
I have read and loved most of Thomas Hoving's nonfiction work, False Impressions, Making the Mummies Dance, etc. and loved it, but I was hesitant to try out his fiction. Now I'm glad I did. Sometimes over the top but almost always a diverting romp through the New York art scene that I love so much!