“The Goldfinch” Tops “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

At the Frick, that is. Since October, the two paintings have been star attractions in The Frick Collection’s blockbuster exhibition “Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis.” People lined up around the block. But a funny thing happened around Christmas: “The Goldfinch” starting stealing the crowds. And in the tote-bag wars, the little bird has pulled ahead by a huge margin. Latest numbers reported in this morning’s New York Times have 842 “Goldfinch” totes sold to only 582 for “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

About carolwallace

I spend most of my time writing and reading. Most recent publications: the reissue of "To Marry an English Lord,"one of the inspirations for "Downton Abbey," and the historical novel "Leaving Van Gogh." I am too cranky to belong to a book group but I love the book-blogging community.
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One Response to “The Goldfinch” Tops “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

  1. Barbara says:

    I hope this exhibit is still there when I make it up to the big city next time. The Goldfinch is my book club (of six) selection for later this year. Can’t wait.

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