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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By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. ... of contemporary issues in the art business, and the mechanisms and influences which underpin its evolution.
... carpets, and art: aesthetic and financial value in contemporary art ANTHONY DOWNEY 4 Investing in art: art as an asset class JEREMY ECKSTEIN 5 'Chindia' as art market opportunity IAIN ROBERTSON, VICTORIA L. TSENG, AND SONAL SINGH ...
Anthony Downey is the programme director of the MA in Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Institute of Art London and a London correspondent for Flash Art International. He holds a PhD from Goldsmiths' College, University of London, ...
The extraordinary growth in the secondary and tertiary markets in contemporary art is another stimulating area which has brought with it a raft of opportunities for artists, intermediaries and collectors alike.
Lewis Hyde, The Gift (1979: xi) Introduction Raymonde Moulin's contemporary account of the Parisian art market of the 1960s holds true today. How is an aesthetic object, often without utilitarian purpose, assigned value?