The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art
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Author(s): Sebastian Smee,
ISBN-10: 0812994809
ISBN-13: 9780812994803
Published: 2016-08-16
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 416
Biographies & Memoirs

“Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists — each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations”–

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