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New Release Provides Detailed, Thrilling Look at Inside World of Art Auctions, Ageless Story of Search for Wealth; Book by Michael Zomber, Release by Dog Ear Publishing


An undiscovered painting by Vincent Van Gogh and the fascinating world of fine art auctions star in this riveting story, based on true accounts and experiences the author had during more than 40 years of attending, bidding and selling at auctions in the United States and Europe.

Edgewater, MD, March 06, 2011 --(PR.com)-- An undiscovered painting and the fascinating world of fine art auctions star in this riveting story, based on true accounts and experiences the author had during more than 40 years of attending, bidding and selling at auctions in the United States and Europe. When the story begins in 1939 in Munich, a feared SS officer has stopped at the home of a banker and art collector, who has traded his collection of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Renoir, Degas and others to Reichsmarshall Herman Goering in exchange for safe passage for his children to leave Nazi Germany. Only one painting is left behind – a self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh.

Fast-forward a few years to spring 1945 in Munich, which Allied bombing has turned into a wasteland. But some treasure remains – U.S. Army sergeant Henry Dryden, looking for weapons, finds and takes the portrait. It lies hidden in his closet for half a century until he asks his grandson to determine if it’s genuine and, if so, to sell it. Park Avenue provides a detailed, thrilling look at the inside world of art auctions even as it tells the ageless story of the search for wealth and luxury. The glittering world of fine art auctions entices rich and powerful men and women, who play for the highest stakes imaginable.

The son of Holocaust survivors who escaped Nazi Germany in 1939, author Michael Zomber earned a master’s degree in English literature from UCLA. He began following the world of art auctions in 1961, when Parke Bernet Galleries sold Rembrandt’s “Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer” to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a world-record price. His grandfather, Robert Eisner, collected paintings by the Impressionist masters.

For more information, visit www.zomberbooks.com

Park Avenue
Michael Zomber
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-858-6 324 pages $16.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

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