Authentication and Discovery of Old Master Artworks with Philippe Costamagna and Michael Z. Wise

November 9, 2021
12:00 PM EST

American Friends of the Louvre and The National Arts Club are pleased to invite you to a conversation between author Philippe Costamagna and Michael Z. Wise, co-founder of New Vessel Press, about Costamagna’s book, The Eye: An Insider’s Memoir of Masterpieces, Money, and the Magnetism of Art. This extraordinary adventure lifts the veil on the circle of experts and connoisseurs devoted to the authentication and discovery of Old Master artworks and gives us a glimpse into that rarefied world.

Philippe Costamagna is a specialist in sixteenth-century Italian painting and director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Ajaccio, Corsica. He is also the author of a book on the Florentine Renaissance painter Pontormo and is overseeing the creation of a new museum devoted to Napoleon scheduled to open in Ajaccio in 2024.

Michael Z. Wise’s writing about architecture, culture and foreign affairs has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticForeign PolicyThe New RepublicTravel + Leisure and ARTnews. Wise is publisher of New Vessel Press,  an independent publishing house devoted to translated literature and narrative nonfiction.