LEONARD'S PRICE INDEX OF LATIN AMERICAN ART AT AUCTION
Place Published: Newton, Mass
Publisher: Auction Index
Date Published: 1999
ISBN: 0918819989; 978091
Book Id: 49069
plus 60 b/w plates, bibliographical references (p. 534-536), color pict. d.j.
Articles by Mary Ann Martin and August Uribe. Prices realized from 30 years of Latin American sales (organized by year) prices from all the smaller houses as well as Sotheby's and Christie's over 800 biographies, many published in English for the first time. AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE for both auction and biographical information. Includes nearly 400 double-columned pages of auction information. Auction index pages are interspersed with nearly 70 essays illustrated with b/w images of a work of art, on a wide variety of subjects such as conservation, iconography, groups of artists, dealers, the market place, discoveries, media etc... This superb publication is enhanced by appendices such as a Nationallity Index, Auction Vocabulary, a fine Select Bibliography, Indexing Guidelines, and List of Illustrations. The book is introduced by a series of scholarly essays on the coming of age of this specialized market, a survey of 20th Century Latin American art, and Latin American art at auction. This timely and well-produced publication will be of interest to libraries, collectors, dealers, museums, and auction houses.