Art Collecting Today

Art Collecting Today
Author: Doug Woodham
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781621535744
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An insider's guide to buying, collecting, and selling art from an insider of Christie's Grounded in real-life stories, Art Collecting Today is the essential practical guide to today's art market. 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. 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. 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. Important topics covered include: How to evaluate, buy, and sell art while avoiding costly mistakes and time-consuming roadblocks How the market works in practice for essential artists like Ren? Magritte, Christopher Wool, Amedeo Modigliani, and Yayoi Kusama How collectors can be taken advantage of, and the actions they should take to protect themselves Why 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 Warhol Advice for new and prospective collectors Informed by close to one hundred interviews with collectors, lawyers, art advisors, gallerists, and auction specialists in the United States and Europe, as well as by the author's own experiences, Art Collecting Today offers a lively and thought-provoking analysis of the day-to-day workings at play today in the fine art marketplace.

Art Collecting Today

Art Collecting Today
Author: Doug Woodham
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1621536378
Available:
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Allworth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An insider's guide to buying, collecting, and selling art from an insider of Christie's Grounded in real-life stories, Art Collecting Today is the essential practical guide to today's art market. 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. 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. 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. Important topics covered include: How to evaluate, buy, and sell art while avoiding costly mistakes and time-consuming roadblocks How the market works in practice for essential artists like Ren? Magritte, Christopher Wool, Amedeo Modigliani, and Yayoi Kusama How collectors can be taken advantage of, and the actions they should take to protect themselves Why 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 Warhol Advice for new and prospective collectors Informed by close to one hundred interviews with collectors, lawyers, art advisors, gallerists, and auction specialists in the United States and Europe, as well as by the author's own experiences, Art Collecting Today offers a lively and thought-provoking analysis of the day-to-day workings at play today in the fine art marketplace.

Collecting Art for Love Money and More

Collecting Art for Love  Money and More
Author: Ethan Wagner,Thea Westreich Wagner
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0714849774
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Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Phaidon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers advice on how to navigate the contemporary art world, from assessing sales information and dealing with galleries to discovering new talent and accessing the best work.

Collecting Contemporary Art

Collecting Contemporary Art
Author: Adam Lindemann
Pages: 298
ISBN: 3836523086
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Release: 2010
Editor: Taschen America Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether you're an art fan, aficionado, or collector, this book should be on your required reading list. Like a textbook for a class given by all of the world's leading experts, 'Collecting Contemporary Art' will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the contemporary art market.

Great Collectors of Our Time

Great Collectors of Our Time
Author: James Stourton
Pages: 416
ISBN: UOM:39015074260202
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Release: 2007
Editor: Scala Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Great Collectors of Our Time is the first major survey of contemporary collecting and collectors since Douglas Cooper's Great Private Collections, published in 1963. It examines many of the greatest collectors of our time in Europe, North America and the

Sheltering Art

Sheltering Art
Author: Rochelle Ziskin
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780271037851
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Release: 2012
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Explores the role of private art collections in the cultural, social, and political life of early eighteenth-century Paris. Examines how two principal groups of collectors, each associated with a different political faction, amassed different types of treasures and used them to establish social identities and compete for distinction"--Provided by publisher.

The Art Collector s Handbook

The Art Collector s Handbook
Author: Ms Mary Rozell
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781848221420
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Release: 2014-06-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the rapid and unprecedented global expansion of the art market, new collectors are emerging every day. When buying art, whether for pure enjoyment, for investment or some other motive, few art collectors consider the practical and financial implications of owning and maintaining art, and many do not have a plan for how they might eventually dispose of it. This book, probing a number of resources and incorporating advice from top experts in the field, offers guidance on collection management and care, and serves as an important reference guide for collectors and those charged with managing collections.

A Poor Collector s Guide to Buying Great Art

A Poor Collector s Guide to Buying Great Art
Author: Erling Kagge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 3899555791
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Release: 2015
Editor: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everything you always wanted to know about the art market but were afraid to ask. A pioneering collector explains how to use passion and intuition to acquire key pieces or build a collection--even on a limited budget.

Could Have Would Have Should Have

Could Have  Would Have  Should Have
Author: Tiqui Atencio
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1908970243
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Release: 2016-05-09
Editor: Art / Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it take to be a serious art collector? What drives someone to go after a particular work regardless of the cost? What form of addiction or compulsion causes an individual to devote vast amounts of time, money and emotional energy in pursuit of something that is unobtainable to most of us? Tiqui Atencio has been collecting since she was eighteen years old. Decades later she is one of the most prominent collectors of contemporary art, on the boards of international museums and art-world power lists. For Could Have, Would Have, Should Have, she has interviewed more than eighty of the world's most influential collectors - from financiers to artists - and asked them to tell their own story of how they started to collect and what continues to motivate them. In a series of thirty chapters - among them 'Serendipity', 'Obsessions', 'Auction moments', 'What was I thinking?', 'To sell or not sell', 'Being custodians' - they reveal their highs and lows, the successes and regrets, the shared passions and intense rivalries, the works that got away ... and the ones that perhaps should have done. Their anecdotes and recollections reveal the many practical and emotional aspects of collecting art, all the unexpected pleasures and challenges. What emerges is a frank and honest, surprising and eye-opening, and sometimes hilarious account of a lifelong dedication that is described by some as a heroic commitment and by others as a crazy sickness. Cartoons throughout the book by celebrated artist and satirist Pablo Helguera complement the humorous and entertaining tone of the text.

Collecting the New

Collecting the New
Author: Bruce Altshuler
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781400849352
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Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value. By acquiring such art, museums gamble on the future. In addition, new technologies and alternative conceptions of the artwork have created special problems of conservation, while social, political, and aesthetic changes have generated new categories of works to be collected. Following Bruce Altshuler's introduction on the European and American history of museum collecting of art by living artists, the book comprises newly commissioned essays by twelve distinguished curators representing a wide range of museums. First considered are general issues including the acquisition process, and collecting by universal survey museums and museums that focus on modern and contemporary art. Following are groups of essays that address collecting in particular media, including prints and drawings, new (digital) media, and film and video; and national- and ethnic-specific collecting (contemporary art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and African-American art). The closing essay examines the conservation problems created by contemporary works--for example, what is to be done when deterioration is the artist's intent? The contributors are Christophe Cherix, Vishakha N. Desai, Steve Dietz, Howard N. Fox, Chrissie Iles and Henriette Huldisch, Pamela McClusky, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Lowery Stokes Sims, Robert Storr, Jeffrey Weiss, and Glenn Wharton.

The Art of Collecting Photography

The Art of Collecting Photography
Author: Laura Noble
Pages: 256
ISBN: 2884790284
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Release: 2006-10-01
Editor: Fairchild Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book guides you through the history and evolution of photography, incorporating its many genres, techniques and movements with a full analysis of numerous inspiring photographs. This provides a full understanding of the elements and skills needed to establish a collection. Whether intended for the amateur or professional collector, this book forms a comprehensive, exhaustive and easy-to-follow resource.

The Art of Collecting

The Art of Collecting
Author: Diane McManus Jensen,Valerie Ann Leeds,Wendell Garrett
Pages: 249
ISBN: 1851496424
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Release: 2010
Editor: Antique Collectors Club Dist
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Art of Collecting reveals private collectors' discoveries of art and artists, and the fascinating journey along the way. The book offers readers a rare opportunity inside the homes of twenty-three art collectors and a glimpse into the thinking and pa

Collecting African American Art

Collecting African American Art
Author: Halima Taha
Pages: 270
ISBN: UOM:39015043087561
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Release: 1998
Editor: Crown Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents African American artists, identifies dealers, and offers practical advice on insurance, framing, and tax and estate planning

The Splendor of Dresden Five Centuries of Art Collecting

The Splendor of Dresden  Five Centuries of Art Collecting
Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9780870991776
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Release: 1978
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Language: en

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British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response

British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response
Author: Dr Inge Reist
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781472438065
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of fourteen essays by distinguished art and cultural historians examine points of similarity and difference in British and American art collecting. Half the essays examine the trends that dominated the British art collecting scene of the nineteenth century. Others focus on American collectors, using biographical sketches and case studies to demonstrate how collectors in the United States embellished the British model to develop their own, often philanthropic approach to art collecting.

The Value of Art

The Value of Art
Author: Michael Findlay
Pages: 207
ISBN: 3791349139
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Release: 2014-03
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now available in an updated paperback edition, this fascinating and critically acclaimed book explains the market for art - and art's value for all of us.

Breakfast at Sotheby s

Breakfast at Sotheby s
Author: Philip Hook
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780718192464
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Breakfast at Sotheby's is a wry, intimate, truly insider-y exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from Philip Hook, a senior director at Sotheby's When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) Do I like it? And 2) Who's it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer's gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: how much is it worth? how much will it be worth in five or ten years' time? and what will people think of me if they see it hanging on my wall? Breakfast at Sotheby's is a guide to how people reach answers to such questions, and how in the process art is given a financial value. Fascinating and highly subjective, built on thirty-five years' experience of the art market, Philip Hook explores the artist and his hinterland (including -isms, middle-brow artists, Gericault and suicides), subject and style (from abstract art and banality through surrealism and war), "wall-power", provenance and market weather, in which the trade of the art market is examined and at one point compared to the football transfer market. Comic, revealing, piquant, splendid and absurd, Breakfast at Sotheby's is a book of pleasure and intelligent observation, as engaged with art as it is with the world that surrounds it. Philip Hook is a director and senior paintings specialist at Sotheby's. He has worked in the art world for thirty-five years during which time he has also been a director of Christie's and an international art dealer. He is the author of five novels and two works of art history, including The Ultimate Trophy, a history of the Impressionist Painting. Hook has appeared regularly on television, from 1978-2003 on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

The House of Fragile Things

The House of Fragile Things
Author: James McAuley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780300252545
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Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful history of Jewish art collectors in France, and how an embrace of art and beauty was met with hatred and destruction In the dramatic years between 1870 and the end of World War II, a number of prominent French Jews—pillars of an embattled community—invested their fortunes in France’s cultural artifacts, sacrificed their sons to the country’s army, and were ultimately rewarded by seeing their collections plundered and their families deported to Nazi concentration camps. In this rich, evocative account, James McAuley explores the central role that art and material culture played in the assimilation and identity of French Jews in the fin-de-siècle. Weaving together narratives of various figures, some familiar from the works of Marcel Proust and the diaries of Jules and Edmond Goncourt—the Camondos, the Rothschilds, the Ephrussis, the Cahens d'Anvers—McAuley shows how Jewish art collectors contended with a powerful strain of anti-Semitism: they were often accused of “invading” France’s cultural patrimony. The collections these families left behind—many ultimately donated to the French state—were their response, tragic attempts to celebrate a nation that later betrayed them.

Art of Collecting

Art of Collecting
Author: Frederic A. Sharf
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015073871835
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Release: 2007
Editor: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The scions of a prominent Boston family, the brothers William and John Spaulding are remembered today for their legacy as art collectors in the early decades of the twentieth century. It was thanks to them that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, acquired some of its most enduring masterworks: major European paintings by Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and many others; oils, watercolors and drawings by American masters such as Hopper, Kent and Homer; a remarkable archive of World War I propaganda posters; not to mention its world-renowned collection of Japanese prints. But while the Spaulding name has long been esteemed among art lovers, little has been known about the brothers themselves. In Art of Collecting, historian and collector Frederic A. Sharf sheds light on the men behind these landmark acquisitions. Using scores of family papers and archival documents, he presents the story of the Spauldings, as members of Boston society, architectural patriots and collectors of genius. Handsomely illustrated with artworks from across the spectrum of the Spauldings' collection, as well as with period photographs, this book portrays the crucial role played by collectors in shaping the public trusts that visitors enjoy to this day.

The Secret Art of Dr Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr  Seuss
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Pages: 95
ISBN: 9780679434481
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Release: 1995
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of private works by the late Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, encompasses the highly creative and often whimsical paintings that he created for his own pleasure, as provided by his wife Audrey. 40,000 first printing.