Halban Publishers Ltd.
Pictures, passions and eye; a life at Sotheby's.
Strauss, the head of the Impressionist and modern art department at Sotheby's auction house for decades, details the many extraordinary works of art he handled, and the intriguing stories each had to tell. Among the chapter topics are the stories of some art works stolen and concealed during WWII, the deals and careers of well-known dealers, the lives and possessions of collectors, the methods used to valuate and sell art, and the inside story of Sotheby's. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)