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Sleeping with dogs : a memoir / Riva Yares

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Author:
Yares, Riva  Search this
Subject:
Yares, Riva  Search this
Yares, Riva Art patronage  Search this
Riva Yares Galleries  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 214 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Israel
United States
Date:
2011
Summary:
Sleeping with Dogs is the title of the new memoir by internationally-known gallerist and philanthropist, Riva Yares. The reason for this title becomes apparent as we travel with Yares through her fascinating life. She lives on the edge, searching for artistic perfection and engaged in personal intrigue. Having spent her childhood in fear of bombing on the volatile stage of the Isreali war, she emerged from the ruins to become a leading patron of the arts dispelling destruction and embracing creation. Yares's steady determination and fearlessness combined with a perceptive and innate understanding of what great art is, have led her to the highest pinnacle of success. She tells her story with lively humor and succinct honesty. The book is divided into three sections. The first vividly relates her coming of age in the Isreali underground against the backdrop of war. The second section is the story of coming to America. The third is about the world of art. Readers will be enthralled by her account of an unparalleled journey through life here and beyond.
Topic:
Philanthropists  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Modern--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049555