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The Girl with the Gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert and the Making of the Modern Art Market
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Affairs
Publication date November 5, 2007
Pages 483
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781586485122
ISBN-10 1586485121
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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In an era when American artists didn't count and women were expected to stay home, Edith Gregor Halpert burst onto the fledgling New York gallery scene, defying all cultural and societal rules. In 1926, Halpert, just twenty-six years old, opened one of the first art galleries in Greenwich Village and set about turning the art world upside down. Her Downtown Gallery, which she ran for forty-four years, laid the groundwork for the art market's modern era, and its aggressive promotion and sales tactics. Halpert cultivated the most illustrious art collectors of the day, invented the market for folk art, and pushed the first group of American artists working in a modern vernacular into the history books, including Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ben Shahn, and Arthur Dove. Despite all this, Edith Halpert herself has been lost to history. Until now.

In The Girl with the Gallery, journalist Lindsay Pollock brings Halpert and her era vividly back to life, tracing the story of how this remarkable woman, who started out a penniless Jewish immigrant, made it her mission to fight for American art and artists. Illlustrated with eight pages of full color photographs, this is biography at its finest, an unforgettable story of class, money, vanity, jealousy, and tragic loss.



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Book cover for 9781586483029
 
from Public Affairs (October 30, 2006)
9781586483029 | details & prices | 483 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $30.00
About: In an era when American artists didn't count and women were expected to stay home, Edith Gregor Halpert burst onto the fledgling New York gallery scene, defying all cultural and societal rules.
Paperback
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from Public Affairs (November 5, 2007)
9781586485122 | details & prices | 483 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.00
About: In an era when American artists didn't count and women were expected to stay home, Edith Gregor Halpert burst onto the fledgling New York gallery scene, defying all cultural and societal rules.

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