The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

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Why would a very smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million? And why does a leather jacket with ... Continua
Ha scritto il 19/06/12
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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/01/11
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, ...Continua

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