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Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection


“Quirky, engaging and meticulously researched.... This is a page-turner that reads like a legal thriller, replete with colorful characters and outsized personalities.” - Baltimore Sun 

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). This edition features a new epilogue written by the author 10 years after the original publishing date.  

Paperback, 288 pages. Cover measures 5.5 x 8.3 inches.