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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He left Sotheby's in 1990, since when he has been working as a consultant undertaking economic, statistical and research projects in the art market as well as in the cultural and heritage sectors. He was one of the team selected to ...
... thus an emphasis on not-for-profit or public sector organizations; dealers and auctioneers, on the other hand, and almost all ancillary service providers are for-profit (i.e., commercial) organizations. Dealers and auctioneers The ...
and market capitalization, relative to firms of similar reputation in other industrial sectors. For example, Sotheby's, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol BID, has a global staffcomplement of ...
... NMGs are subject to scrutiny – including performance measurement targets – by the DCMS. New public sector management imperatives – which are pronounced in the UK Introduction to studies in art business 9.
sector management imperatives – which are pronounced in the UK – put an emphasis on customer-focused delivery. Ancillary art business service providers A range of complementary providers exist to offer ancillary services.