Title The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses
Book Condition Very Good.
1845133021 / 9781845133023
Seller ID 6I1BB3GIZKX
Softcover 7th printing, published 2010 by Aurum Press, London (copyright 2008). Light wear to cover: small creases at front top left; minor wear to cover corners. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 290 pages; 8 pages of color photos; Index; References. Different cover design than the U.S. edition, with French flaps. Language: English. 'This intriguing and entertaining book is the first to look at the economics of the modern art world and the marketing strategies which power the market to produce such astronomical prices for the latest Hirst, Koons or Emin. Don Thompson talks to auction houses, dealers and collectors, and reveals the psychology behind the art market, showing how far it is driven by lust and self-aggrandizement of possession. ... The result is a fascinating, shrewd and highly readable insight into a modern-day phenomenon.' -- from the publisher. Keywords: art history.