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By Any Means Featuring Michael Findlay

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Photo by Victoria Findlay Wolfe




Join us for our next installment of the By Any Means speaker series at The Frick Pittsburgh with Michael Findlay!

“Passion & Patronage”

Findlay will present an entertaining yet surprising narrative of artists, collectors and collecting from the dawn of the twentieth century to today. He’ll take us on a journey through the twentieth century from a painting of a famous twentieth century Jewish art collector who was Marc Chagall’s patron, to the beach-frolicking surrealist circle of the 1930s, to a British artist, historian and collector, who, at 27, spent his inheritance to buy Cubist masterpieces to collectors Findlay personally knew in the 1960s: Victor and Sally Ganz who bought nothing but Picasso for twenty years then abruptly switched to Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Eva Hesse, and Bob and Ethel Scull, who were ridiculed for buying Pop Art which includes the notable Ethel Scull 36 Times by Andy Warhol.


About Michael Findlay 

Michael Findlay is a Director of Acquavella Galleries in New York, a poet, essayist, and author of The Value of Art – Money, Power, Beauty (Prestel) and Seeing Slowly – Looking At Modern Art (Prestel). A memoir, Portrait of the Art Dealer as a Young Man – New York in the Sixties will be published by Prestel 2024.

From 1968 to 1970 Mr. Findlay directed one of the first galleries in the SoHo district of New York City and established his own gallery there from 1971-1977. He was the first dealer in the United States to show the work of Joseph Beuys, Sean Scully and other European artists and gave American artists such as John Baldessari, Hannah Wilke, Stephen Mueller and Billy Sullivan their first solo exhibitions as well as representing veteran Abstract Expressionist Ray Parker.


Event is free with registration on The Frick’s website here.


By Any Means 2023/2024 Speaker Series is co-presented by ALMA | LEWIS and The Frick Pittsburgh.

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January 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Frick Pittsburgh


The Frick Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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