Title

Article on Ogunquit American Modernist painter Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), with a foc

Authors

Chris Thompson

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

4-2004

Pages

52-57

Abstract

Article on Ogunquit American Modernist painter Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), with a focus on the upsurge of Kuhn memorabilia for sale on the internet, questioning the morality of such sales. A variety of Kuhn's personal effects, from cufflinks to personal letters to etching plates, are offered for sale on eBay. Kuhn, famous as one of the artists who organized the Armory Show in New York in 1913, was skeptical of critical acclaim himself. East Coast Books proprietor and art dealer Merv Slotnick of Wells defends the practice on the grounds of vitality, arguing that a single letter in a private collection means more to the owner than it would to an institution. Slotnick notes that it remains to be seen whether Kuhn is really going to be "rediscovered," or whether it is all just hype.

Subjects

Artists, Kuhn, Walt

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