The Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting has awarded Mary L. Levkoffits 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.