Philip Hook

Philip Hook

Philip Hook was, until recently, Director of Impressionist and Modern Art at Sotheby's. Prior to that he was Director of Nineteenth Century Paintings at Christie's. He is the author of Breakfast at Sotheby's (a Book of the Year 2013 in the Sunday Times, Spectator, Financial Times, Guardian, and Mail on Sunday) and Rogue’s Gallery (2017).

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  1. 89. ART OF THE EXTREME 1905-1914
    89. ART OF THE EXTREME 1905-1914

    This will be a fresh look at the ten most revolutionary years in art ever by former Sotheby's director Philip Hook. The decade leading up to the First World War was the most exciting, frenzied and revolutionary in the history of art when the crucible of Modernism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Abstract Art all burst forth. Simultaneously the Old Master market boomed, and art itself was politically weaponised in advance of approaching war. What was the conventional art against which Modernism was rebelling? What persuaded a few bold collectors to buy difficult modern art?

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