Here are a few images from the 1889 World Exposition that was part of my Reacting to the Past Game Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89 (co-authored with Michael Marlais of Colby College and Nicolas W. Proctor of Simpson College).
The first image is of Georges Seurat at his one-man exhibition organized by the gallery owner/art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel (not pictured).
Here one of the American buyers, hunting for art at the Expo, is shown talking to Vincent Van Gogh.
And finally, the duo of gallery owner/dealer Georges Petit is standing with his favorite artist, who sold well at the Expo, Edgar Degas.
Thanks to Anita for the photos! And thanks to all of you who came out to the Exposition!