He has spoken to all of today's so-called mega dealers-larry gagosian, david zwirner, Arne and Marc Glimcher, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Iwan Wirth-along with dozens of other dealers-from Irving Blum to Gavin Brown-who worked with the greatest artists of their times: Jackson Pollock, and more. Dealers operate within a private world of handshake agreements, negotiating for the highest commissions.
The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world-for contemporary art-is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. The contemporary art market is an international juggernaut, throwing off multimillion-dollar deals as wealthy buyers move from fair to fair, auction to auction, party to glittering party.
Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art #ad - Michael shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, writes the first ever definitive history of their activities. They can make and break careers and fortunes. But none of it would happen without the dealers-the tastemakers who back emerging artists and steer them to success, often to see them picked off by a rival.
It hasn't happened yet, but they are confident they can push the price there soon.
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary ArtSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Surprising, passionate, revelatory, gossipy, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark reveals a great deal that even experienced auction purchasers do not know. Drawing on interviews with past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, and the buyers who move the market, artists, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art.
Palgrave MacMillan. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art #ad - This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world.
Why would a smart new york investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No.
The Value of Art: Money, Power, BeautyPrestel USA #ad - In the process he demystifies how art is bought and sold while also constantly looking beyond sales figures to emphasize the primacy of art’s essential, noncommercial worth. With style and wry wit, findlay explores how art acquires value―both commercial and social―and how these values circulate among the artists, dealers, and collectors that comprise today’s complex and constantly evolving art world.
What is art worth? how can a work by warhol be sold for more than $100, updated, newly revised, and generously illustrated throughout, 000? This critically acclaimed book, 000, explains the market for art―and art’s value for all of us. In the value of art, internationally renowned art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a lively and authoritative tour of the art world informed by almost a half-century in the business and a passion for great art.
The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty #ad - Coloring his account with wise advice, and remarkable discoveries, insider anecdotes involving scoundrels and scams, stories of celebrity collectors, Findlay has distilled a lifetime’s experience in this indispensible guide for today’s art lover. Palgrave MacMillan.
Seven Days in the Art WorldW. W. Norton & Company 9780393337129 #ad - W w norton Company. 8 illustrations Palgrave MacMillan. An indelible portrait of a peculiar society. Voguesarah thornton's vivid ethnography―an international hit, now available in twenty translations―reveals the inner workings of the sophisticated subcultures that make up the contemporary art world. In a series of day-in-the-life narratives set in new york, seven Days in the Art World explores the dynamics of creativity, London, status, Los Angeles, Venice, Basel, and Tokyo, taste, money, and the search for meaning in life.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern ArtBack Bay Books #ad - Joan mitchell, whose notoriously tough exterior shielded a vulnerable artist within, escaped a privileged but emotionally damaging Chicago childhood to translate her fierce vision into magnificent canvases. W w norton Company. Palgrave MacMillan. Grace hartigan fearlessly abandoned life as a New Jersey housewife and mother to achieve stardom as one of the boldest painters of her generation.
Her gamble paid off: at twenty-three she created a work so original it launched a new school of painting. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, and loved, fought, drank, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come. Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Jennifer Szalai, generous, New York Times.
. Gutsy and indomitable, lee krasner was a hell-raising leader among artists long before she became part of the modern art world's first celebrity couple by marrying Jackson Pollock. In ninth street women, acclaimed author Mary Gabriel tells a remarkable and inspiring story of the power of art and artists in shaping not just postwar America but the future.
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art #ad - Elaine de kooning, whose brilliant mind and peerless charm made her the emotional center of the New York School, used her work and words to build a bridge between the avant-garde and a public that scorned abstract art as a hoax. Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, sometimes tragic, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting -- not as muses but as artists.
And helen frankenthaler, the beautiful daughter of a prominent New York family, chose the difficult path of the creative life.
Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses Of The Art Market In The 21st CenturyLund Humphries #ad - The buying of art as an investment, money laundering and pressure to produce more and more art all form part of this story, tax evasion, temptations to forgery and fraud, as do the upheavals in auction houses and the impact of the enhanced use of financial instruments on art transactions. This book scrutinizes the excesses and extravagances that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake.
. Drawing on a series of tenaciously wrought interviews with artists, collectors, the author charts the voracious commodification of artists and art objects, lawyers, bankers and convicted artist forgers, and art's position in the clandestine puzzle of the highest echelons of global capital. With the same captivating style of her bestselling big bucks: the Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, Georgina Adam casts her judicious glance over a section of the art market whose controversies and intrigues will be of eye-opening interest to both art-world players and observers.
Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses Of The Art Market In The 21st Century #ad - Palgrave MacMillan. Adam's revelations appear even more timely in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, for example incorporating examples of the way tax havens have been used to stash art transactions – and ownership – away from public scrutiny. W w norton Company.
The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art MarketDouglas & McIntyre #ad - W w norton Company. Take heed if your millions are tied up in stainless steel balloon dogs―Thompson also warns of a looming bust of the contemporary art price balloon. Non-taxed freeport warehouses around the globe are stacked with art held for speculation. Within forty-eight hours in the fall of 2014, buyers in the Sotheby’s and Christie’s New York auction houses spent $1.
7 billion on contemporary art. He examines what is at play in the exchange of vast amounts of money and what nudges buyers, even on the subconscious level, to imbue a creation with such high commercial value. Thompson analyzes the behaviors of buyers and sellers and delves into the competitions that define and alter the value of art in today’s international market, from New York to London, Singapore to Beijing.
The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market #ad - Palgrave MacMillan. In the orange balloon dog, economist and bestselling author Don Thompson cites these and other fascinating examples to explore the sometimes baffling activities of the high-end contemporary art market. One of jeff koons’ five chromium-plated stainless steel balloon dogs sold for 50 percent more at auction than the previous record for any living artist.
. A painting by christopher wool, featuring four lines from a Francis Ford Coppola movie stenciled in black-on-a-white background, sold for $28 million.
Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018Harry N. Abrams #ad - For more than three decades, he has written about art with Emersonian openness and clarity. Palgrave MacMillan. His reviews are more essay than criticism, and he offers engaging and informative accounts of artists and their work. No other writer enhances the reader’s experience of art in precise, jargon-free prose as Schjeldahl does.
W w norton Company. Hot cold heavy light collects 100 writings—some long, some short—that taken together forma group portrait of many of the world’s most significant and interesting artists. A fresh perspective, absorbing, a lucid gloss on a big idea awaits the reader on every page of this big, an unexpected connection, buzzing book.
Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018 #ad - From pablo picasso to cindy sherman, and saints to charlatans, paintings to comix, Schjeldahl ranges widely through the diverse and confusing art world, Old Masters to contemporary masters, an expert guide to a dazzling scene.
The Lives of Artists: Collected ProfilesPhaidon Press #ad - W w norton Company. Palgrave MacMillan. He then joined the new yorker, where he has contributed dozens of profiles on the most interesting artists of the time, from Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg to Cindy Sherman and Mark Bradford. Part art history, part human interest, their work, Tomkins offers insights and observations about the artists, and the ever-changing art world they inhabit.
This six-volume set includes 82 of Tomkins's most significant profiles dating from 1962 to 2019. The definitive collection of artist profiles by legendary journalist and New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins, from the 1960s to todayIn 1959, Calvin Tomkins interviewed Marcel Duchamp for Newsweek, beginning his sixdecade- long career writing about art.
Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about ArtAllworth #ad - Those who may have been put off by art-world practices will finally feel they have the knowledge needed to participate freely and fully, and collectors will be able to pursue their passion with more confidence. Palgrave MacMillan. Important topics covered include:how to evaluate, and yayoi kusamahow collectors can be taken advantage of, amedeo modigliani, buy, and sell art while avoiding costly mistakes and time-consuming roadblocksHow the market works in practice for essential artists like René Magritte, lawyers, gallerists, and auction specialists in the United States and Europe, as well as by the author's own experiences, and the actions they should take to protect themselvesWhy tax laws in the United States reward "art investors" yet penalize "art collectors"How cultural property laws impact the market for works by such artists as Frida Kahlo and Andy WarholAdvice for new and prospective collectors Informed by close to one hundred interviews with collectors, Christopher Wool, art advisors, Art Collecting Today offers a lively and thought-provoking analysis of the day-to-day workings at play today in the fine art marketplace.
But whether a seasoned collector, an uninitiated newcomer, or an art-world insider, readers will learn within these pages how the art marketplace works in practice and how to navigate it smartly. A lightly regulated industry with more than sixty billion dollars of annual sales, the art market is often opaque and confusing to even the most experienced collectors.
Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art #ad - Grounded in real-life stories, Art Collecting Today is the essential practical guide to today's art market. W w norton Company.
Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving MarketAllworth #ad - Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, fine art, interior design, business and legal forms, theater, how to start careers, branding, business practices, photography, acting, writing, film, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive.
Palgrave MacMillan. Allworth press, an imprint of skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. A sophisticated examination of today’s contemporary art market from an art dealer’s point of view, this new book focuses on recent changes in the quickly evolving market.
With an emphasis on how the market responded to the global recession that began in 2008, gallery owner Edward Winkleman moves from an examination of the factors beyond the individual dealer’s command to those that the dealer can control. Sections cover: the rise of the art fairthe rise of the mega gallerynew online competitionModels of post–brick-and-mortar art dealingArt dealers as art fair organizersCollaboration in a new era Coverage is also given to the specifics of contracts contemporary art dealers may need, including an examination of a variety of contracts for representation, consignment, and new forms of contemporary art.
Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market #ad - W w norton Company. Exhibiting a wide range of interviews with international experts including dealers, Selling Contemporary Art is a must-read for gallery owners, collectors, and online art entrepreneurs, journalists, dealers, art fair directors, and artists affected by the rapid innovations in the art-dealing industry.
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