The value of art : money, power, beauty / Michael Findlay.

by Findlay, Michael, 1945- [author.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Munich : Prestel, [2014]Edition: Revised paperback edition.Description: 207 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9783791349138; 9783791346380.Subject(s): Art -- Economic aspectsLooking glass | Art appreciationLooking glass | Art -- PricesLooking glass | Art -- Collectors and collecting -- PsychologyNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index.Originally published: Munich : Prestel, 2012.
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What is art worth? How can a work by Warhol be sold for more than $100,000,000? This critically acclaimed book, newly revised, updated, and generously illustrated throughout, 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. 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. 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. Coloring his account with wise advice, insider anecdotes involving scoundrels and scams, stories of celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries, Findlay has distilled a lifetime's experience in this indispensible guide for today's art lover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index.

Originally published: Munich : Prestel, 2012.

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