Religion: Auction Sold

The two most important, most active art auction rooms in the U. S. are the Anderson Galleries and the American Art Galleries, both in Manhattan. Last week, Cortland Field Bishop, the owner of the latter, made a purchase from Mitchell Kennerley, book publisher, connoisseur, and president of the Anderson Galleries. The exact price of his purchase he refused to divulge; almost certainly it was more than $1,000,000. In exchange, Mr. Bishop acquired control of the Anderson Galleries. No real estate, no stock, not even a chipped picture frame changed hands. By buying...