The Art Business
Routledge, 2008 M08 28 - 246 páginas
By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. Whilst for some people money is anathema to art this is clearly a wealthy international industry, and a market with its own conventions and pressures.
Drawing on the vast experience of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Art Business exposes the realities of the commercial trade in fine art and antiques. Attention is devoted to the role of auction houses, commercial galleries and art museums as key institutions, with the text divided into four thematic sections covering:
This book provides a thorough examination of contemporary issues in the art business, and the mechanisms and influences which underpin its evolution. It is essential reading for students of art history or international business, or anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in this area.
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... the key players (dealers, private collectors, museum curators, and critics) remains an object lesson. The Business ofArt was based on conferences held in the United States under the auspices of the National Endowment for the ...
... sparked a national debate among art museum directors when she challenged them to ensure that objects on display are treated as works of art. Two exhibitions, both from 2000, were cited by Smith as being seriously flawed to the point ...
In the UK, the most familiar art museums (e.g., the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) and the National Portrait Gallery) are designated National Museums and Galleries (NMGs).
Organizations like the Art Fund (formerly the National Art Collections Fund) and the Contemporary Art Society, both in the UK, offer ways for more engaged spectators to participate. High net worth individuals (HNWIs) – used by wealth ...
(Danto 1964: 581) For example, Tom Hunter, the first contemporary photographer to exhibit at the National Gallery, makes references to the works of Manet and Velasquez through the perspective oflocal tabloid headlines.