'The very best book on the subject ever published' Bernard Ewell, Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers)This classic book, which has been in print since 1990, has been revised to bring it completely up to date and make it internationally relevant. It now includes information on the internet (researching and buying directly from artists), global art fairs and the contemporary art world. All appendices have also been comprehensively updated to provide readers with international resources.This is without a doubt the best and most readily understandable book on how to buy, sell, price, evaluate, appraise and collect artworks for any art buyer, not just collectors - no previous knowledge of art or the art business is necessary.Topics include how to research and evaluate art prices like professional dealers and appraisers, how to focus your art collecting, how to spot fakes and forgeries, how to buy art at auctions, how to negotiate for art, how to buy directly from artists, how to buy fixed-price art online and how to tell the difference between an original and a reproduction.This book turns readers into informed art consumers, protects them from making bad buys and helps them locate the best art for their money and build a serious art collection.
The very best book on the subject ever published - Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers)
A no-brainer for art collectors and art professionals . . . [that] . . . explains many of the mysteries of the art world