January 23, 2008

Big fat art books for sale

Bankrupt NY gallery Salander-O'Reilly is selling it's 35,000 volume library of art books. At Bloomberg, Philip Boroff reports that the collection includes volumes about individual artists, art history surveys and catalogs from past shows held at Salander-O'Reilly and at auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's International. A sampling of what's going on the block: ``Italian Paintings of the 15th Century,'' published by the National Gallery of Art (which is available for $86.03 from Amazon.com); ``Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings,'' by Frank Zollner ($269 from Amazon); and the six-volume ``Drawings of Rembrandt,'' edited by Otto Benesch ($937 from Amazon). Read more.

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