Frick Collection names Mary L. Levkoff winner of its biennial $25,000 book prize


NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting has awarded Mary L. Levkoff its Sotheby’s Book Prize for a Distinguished Publication on the History of Collecting in America for her critically acclaimed 2008 monograph Hearst the Collector (Abrams and Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Comments Frick Director Ian Wardropper, “Since its inception at the Frick Art Reference Library four years ago, the Center for the History of Collecting has fostered a high-level of discourse through fellowships, research tools, and symposia. Simultaneously the history of collecting art has found acceptance as a formal academic field, and we are very proud to play a role in that development. The Center’s book prize further strengthens this area of study by acknowledging—and perhaps inspiring—relevant new publications, and we are grateful to Sotheby’s for supporting this vital program. We offer