Auction Catalogs, Exhibitions

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Lunch, for me, is a salad and an armful of auction catalogs.  Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Bonhams and other international houses crowd the shelves of our Recent Acquisitions area – jewels in Paris, furniture in Amsterdam, or Old Master paintings in London, one can hardly believe the offerings available on the market today.  As we ready for the opening of our new East Wing on June 27 which will, among 21 new galleries, showcase our Impressionist collection, I’m drawn to Christie’s Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper + Day Sale catalogs, for 24 June 2009.These gorgeous catalogs offer so much more than just works of art.Here’s Rodin!

Le Baiser in bronze, only 15 inches in height, shines on pages also packed with bibliography.And here are pals of Gauguin, Claude-Emile Schuffenecker and Emile Bernard, soon to be highlighted in our upcoming Becoming Gauguin exhibition in October.A lot entry for Paul Sérusier chronicles his adventures in Brittany with Gauguin and the incredible influence Gauguin had on his painting.I’ve barely scratched the surface – come explore the best venue in town for the exciting world of art at auction.