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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

by Sebastian Smee
Random House, May 2017   ISBN: 978-081298507-8
Price: $20.00

"Gripping…Mr. Smee’s skills as a critic are evident throughout.  He is persuasive and vivid…The Art of Rivalry is rooted in a closely observed theory, but it roams in a way geared to nonspecialist readers, part mini-biographies, part broader art history…You leave this book both nourished and hungry for more about the art, its creators and patrons, and the relationships that seed the ground for moments spent at the canvas.”—The New York Times

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