Author(s): Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
"My Grandfather's Gallery tells Paul Rosenberg's story in bits and pieces that construct a life and a legend through association . . . A detailed and important record of twentieth century art."-The Boston Globe
On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings--modern masterpieces by the likes of C zanne, Monet, and Sisley--were not so fortunate. As he fled, dozens of works were seized by Nazi forces, and the art dealer's own legacy was eradicated.
More than half a century later, Anne Sinclair uncovered a box filled with letters. "Curious in spite of myself," she writes, "I plunged into these archives, in search of the story of my family. To find out who my mother's father really was." Drawing on Rosenberg's intimate correspondence with Picasso, Matisse, Braque, and others, My Grandfather's Gallery takes us through the life of a legendary member of the Parisian art scene. Rosenberg's story is emblematic of millions of Jews, rich and poor, whose lives were indelibly altered by World War II, and Sinclair's journey to reclaim it paints a picture that reframes the history of twentieth-century art.
* Extract to be placed in weekend broadsheet magazine * Interview in major newspaper in both Australia and New Zealand * Review coverage across broadsheet, tabloid and weekly newspapers * Radio interview on national programs in Australia and New Zealand * Radio review coverage on metropolitan and suburban networks * Review coverage in literary and art journals * Review coverage in women's glossy magazines and current affairs publications * Review coverage in Jewish newspapers * Wide online review coverage * Advertisements in art publications such as Gallery (NGV), Art Almanac and Artonview (NGA) * Advertisements in special interest publications such as Australian Jewish News * Online advertising in literary and arts publications such as ABR and artsHub * Social media campaign including targeted advertising to art lovers and giveaways on Facebook * Significant budget for bookseller catalogues
Anne Sinclair is Paul Rosenberg's grand-daughter and France's best-known journalist. As host of current affairs show 7 sur 7, she has interviewed Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Madonna. Director of the French Huffington Post, Sinclair has written two best-selling books on politics. She was the model for Marianne, the national emblem of France.