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Close Encounters: Selling “Small Wonders”

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Close Encounters: Selling “Small Wonders”

January 20, 2017, 6pm
Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario

Paris in the late 1800s was the hub of a thriving art market, and at the heart of it all was collector and dealer, Frederic Spitzer. Many of the boxwood sculptures featured in the Small Wonders exhibition were bought and sold at his imposing townhouse in the centre of the city. Adam Levine, historian of medieval and renaissance art, examines luxurious illustrated sale catalogues from Spitzer’s major auctions, and reveals where he bought his works, to whom he sold them, and, in a few cases, how he tampered with the objects to feed his clients’ insatiable tastes for historical luxury goods. Presented in conjunction with Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures.

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