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The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee
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I wanted to read this book for a class I'm taking on Modern Art History to get the story of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, but the stories of all four of these "rivalries" were so well told and interesting. Each section tells of the friendships of 4 pairs of artists, and includes their backgrounds, how they knew each other, and the end of their relationships (spoiler) it usually doesn't end well! The stories also focus on specific works of art, and I wish that there were more images of those works included, though I did use the internet to look them up while I was reading. A good read for art lovers, and anyone else.
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February 5, 2017 – Started Reading
February 5, 2017 – Shelved
February 5, 2017 – Shelved as: audio-books
February 14, 2017 – Finished Reading

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