Robert Simon : Repainting the masters for fun and profit


Feb 8, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Smith library, online on Zoom


Salmagundi Library Committee


Open to the public
RSVP required

For those who cannot attend in-person, Zoom streaming is available!
$50 | General admission
$25 | Salmagundi members with promo code
FREE | Salmagundi Collectors Circle members with promo code
$15 | Zoom access to attend online
+ $50 | prix-fixe dinner
+ $8 | glass of wine
Salmagundi members will receive their promo code via email for the discounted price. The promo code may also be requested by emailing
Profile of Robert Simon.

About the Event

Daniele da Volterra’s cover-up of the nudity in Michelangelo’s Last Judgment may be the most famous alteration of a work of art.  But through the centuries paintings have been revised, repainted, cut up and cut down for reasons of religious sensitivity, prudery, and blatant commercialism.  This illustrated talk will explore some of the most outrageous examples of the extreme makeovers that have altered works of art, both well-known and obscure.

About the Speaker

Robert B. Simon is an art historian and art dealer in New York, specializing in Renaissance and Baroque paintings. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and has published and lectured widely on both art-historical matters and on broader concerns relating to the authenticity, valuation, conservation, and commercial trade of works of art.  He is the co-author of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi & The Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts, recently published by Oxford University Press.


Salmagundi Collectors’ Circle and Salmagundi members who would love to cap the night off with dinner may make a reservation via our Reservations page and include the message “Collectors Circle dinner”.

There is a prix-fixe dinner with a chicken / pasta entree and wine available. If interested, please add these add-ons when RSVP-ing via Eventbrite.

Not your fancy? There is also an a la carte menu to choose from. Pay for your meal in-person with a card or your membership account (no cash).

Salmagundi Collectors Circle

This lecture is part of the Salmagundi Collectors Circle: an annual program for art lovers to unite for enrichment in the arts. There is access to a series of lectures per year, tours, dinners, meeting with artists, and the opportunity to share information with other enthusiasts. Find out more!

Salvator Mundi book by Robert Simon.
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