Memoir of an Art Gallery

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Julien Levy
Introduction by Ingrid Schaffner

Julien Levy exhibited (and often discovered) the likes of Dalí, Ernst, Cornell, Calder, and Giacometti, among others, and in this anecdotal memoir he recounts his intimate dealings with all of them. He introduced Tanguy to New York, conceived the idea for Dalí’s World’s Fair pavilion, and was with Gorky in the days before the painter’s suicide. This is one of the most evocative works ever written about the years when Manhattan became the capital of the art world.

“Memoir of an Art Gallery has superb portraits, pranks, conundrums, mysteries, riddles, enigmas, word games and Julien Levy presents this stuff like a magician, quick and elegant…The results, the profits, are – in a word – splendid.” - Norman Mailer

“An important book. But better than that, it is wholly engaging, witty, beautifully written.” - New York Times Book Review

“A colorful picture of an era and of its colorful denizens.” – San Francisco Chronicle

368 pages.
47 black and white illustrations.
5 1/2" x 8 1/4".