The Value of Art
Money, Power, BeautyBook - 2012
"In "The Value of Art" Michael Findlay offers an up-close and personal view of almost a half century in the business of art. He explains art's three kinds of value: commercial, social, and what he terms its essential value - the range of responses to art that we as individuals have depending on our culture, education, and life experience. Few avid collectors are immune to the thrill of rising market value, but Findlay argues that buying for investment alone is seldom smart. A genuine love of art and the ways it may enrich one's social life also play important roles. He explains exactly how artworks are valued and reveals the workings of the art market. Enhancing his narrative are wise advice, insider anecdotes, and tales of scoundrels and scams, celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries. Includes 54 illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Munich : Prestel, c2012
Branch Call Number: 701 F4932V 2012
Characteristics: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm