GUITTENY, M: Van Gogh in Provence

Guitteny, Marc. Van Gogh in Provence. Societe Ajax, 1997. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30794) $12.00

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In the spring of 1889, Van Gogh admitted himself to the St. Paul Monastery and Hospital in St-Remy-de-Provence. He spent a year there and produced more than 100 paintings that show he was attracted by the unique light of Provence.

Beautifully illustrated in color. Text in English. 34p.

BOBER, H: How to Appreciate Art: Expression in Art (Art Treasures of the World)

Bober, Harry. How to Appreciate Art: Expression in Art (Art Treasures of the World). Art Treasures of the World, 1953. Unmarked booklet. Very Good. Bump on edge. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#28213) $12.00

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20p. B/W illustrations. Measures 7×10 inches. Explains what is meant by expression in painting and how artists have used it.

SALTZMAN, C: Portrait of Dr. Gachet: The Story of a Van Gogh Masterpiece: Modernism, Money, Politics, Collectors, Dealers, Taste, Greed, and Loss

Saltzman, Cynthia. Portrait of Dr. Gachet: The Story of a Van Gogh Masterpiece: Modernism, Money, Politics, Collectors, Dealers, Taste, Greed, and Loss. Viking, 1998. ISBN: 0670862231. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26604) $12.00

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Illustrated in B/W, including photographs of key individuals who are a part of this painting’s story. In 1990, one of Vincent van Gogh’s last paintings, ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet,’ was sold for the astonishing price of $82.5 million.

This fascinating book reconstructs the painting’s journey and becomes a rich story of modernism and the forces behind the art market. ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet’ was one of van Gogh’s last paintings, completed just weeks before his suicide.

Depicting the eccentric physician who was attempting to treat the artist, this painting was viewed by van Gogh as a summation of his ideas about portraiture.