Fine Art Dealers Who Changed the Game with Sabry Amroussi
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Sometimes it’s the people behind the scenes that make all the difference. Together we will meet colorful characters including Gertrude Stein, Henry Kahnweiler, and Theo van Gogh as we experience the canon of Art History through the eyes of the people that sold it.
During our conversation, you will learn about the maverick art dealers that made and broke movements and careers: from Rembrandt’s 17th-century dealer Hendrick Uylenburgh, via the ‘maker of impressionism’ Paul Durand-Ruel, to today’s super dealer Larry Gagosian, this talk gives a behind the scenes look in the lives and careers of the movers and shakers of the art world.
Led by an art historian, with professional experience handling these collections, we will dive into the high-stakes deals which have shocked the art world and shaped the industry.
Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.