quote:Originally posted by wine+art:Very very cool, Old Man.
America was just discovering art in many ways still in the 50's - 60's, and it was not until after WWII that America became the center of the art world. Up until the 20th century fine art owned by Americans was mostly European, and only owned by the very well - heeled.
If one looks at the three big auctions last week alone, it is amazing how much influence Peggy Guggenheim and Clement Greenberg had and even have to this day.
I also love this 17 minute film used to train Sear's employees in the art of selling art:
The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art
You'd be surprise at some of the original art Sears was selling.