By Don Thompson
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
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If you are new to the art world dYnamics and want to learn a bit more, than this is a perfect start! The goings on behind auction houses and big fairs are perfectly captured! At the end you are left with the sense the current state of ontemporary art is purview of the uber rich! You need big money to play on this game and I agree with the fact the art IS NOT a good investmen overall! A entertaining and valuable reading!
Alex Ciliegi said on Jun 19, 2012, 13:01
The best footnote for this book is the quote from the former director of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Hoving: "Art is sexy! Art is money-sexy! Art is money-sexy-social-climbing-fantastic!" In contrary to those old masters in museums, collections of contemporary art don't go through the test over a long period of time, and thus, all about money now. This is sad, very sad.
Alveole Wu said on Jan 11, 2011, 16:23