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Why would a wise New York funding banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip portray “No. 5, 1948 “promote for $140 million?
Intriguing and entertaining, “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark” is a “Freakonomics” method to the economics and psychology of the up to date artwork world. Why had been file costs achieved at public sale for works by 131 up to date artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the cash, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the artwork world in an try to find out what makes a specific work useful whereas others are ignored.
This book is the primary to take a look at the economics and the advertising and marketing methods that allow the fashionable artwork market to generate such astronomical costs. Drawing on interviews with previous and current executives of public sale homes and artwork dealerships, artists, and the patrons who transfer the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery by means of the peculiar world of fashionable artwork. Stunning, passionate, gossipy, revelatory, “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark” reveals an ideal deal that even skilled public sale purchasers have no idea.Palgrave MacMillan
Download PDF eBook The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art