Philip Hook

Philip Hook joined Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Department in 1994. He is currently a board member and senior director of Impressionist & Modern art in London, and has over forty years’ expertise as an art dealer and auctioneer. He joined Christie’s in 1973 with a degree in the history of art from Cambridge University, and headed Christie’s Nineteenth Century Paintings Department from 1980 to 1987. He is the author of Popular Nineteenth Century Paintings (1986); five successful novels set in the art world; The Ultimate Trophy (2009), a history of the Impressionist market and one of the Financial Times’ Books of the Year; and Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A‒Z of the Art World (2013), which was a book of the year in the Sunday Times, Spectator, Financial Times, Guardian, and Mail on Sunday.


Rogues’ Gallery
The Rise (and Occasional Fall) of Art Dealers, the Hidden Players in the History of Art
by Philip Hook
Hardcover | $25.95

Here for the first time is the history of art dealers, those extraordinary men and woman who, over centuries (and almost entirely out of the public eye), built their profession on a singular skill: identifying the intangible but infinitely desirable … Continue reading