|March 4, 2015 | 10:30am - 12:00pm|
|Norton Simon Museum|
|411 West Colorado Blvd.|
Join us for a private tour of Lock, Stock and Barrel: Norton Simon’s Purchase of Duveen Brothers Gallery, which explores one of the Norton Simon Museum’s most memorable acquisitions. Founded in England in 1897, the Duveen Brothers Gallery was once one of the largest and most successful art dealerships of the international art market. In 1963, after a few years of hesitation due to questions of attribution, Norton Simon bought Titian’s Portrait of a Courtesan from the Duveen Brothers Gallery and eventually purchased the gallery’s entire inventory of approximately 800 objects.
This exhibition features more than 100 works from the acquisition and sheds light on Simon’s business strategies and his dramatic evolution as an art collector. Carol Togneri, Chief Curator, will provide an introduction to the exhibit and present a unique window into the tastes and trends of the early-to mid-20th-century American art market.
Following the program, attendees are invited to attend a no-host lunch at the museum’s restaurant. This is a great networking opportunity for appraisers of the region. Click here for more information.
Registration closes on Thursday, February 28, 2015
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