The Art of Buying Art: How to evaluate and buy art like a professional collector

by: Alan Bamberger (0)

'The very best book on the subject ever published'
Bernard Ewell, Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers)

The art world can appear impenetrable to the beginner. This classic book, in print since 1990, is an invaluable primer that will help anyone to penetrate the thickets of inscrutable 'insider info' and esoteric jargon.

Updated for today's art market, including online buying,
The Art of Buying Art is without a doubt the most accessible book on how to research, evaluate, price and buy artworks - for anyone who wants to buy art. No previous knowledgeof art or the art business is necessary. Topics include:

路 how to research and evaluate art prices like the professionals 路 how to build a quality collection 路 how to spot fakes and forgeries 路 how to buy art at auctions and directly from artists 路 how to negotiate prices 路 how to tell the difference between an original and a reproduction

Bamberger provides the information needed to transform anyone into an informed art consumer, to protect collectors from bad buys and to help them locate the best art at the correct prices.

The Reviews

Great book but front cover sent bent!

Some useful information but very wordy and redundant. Most of the advice applies to expensive art but is expressed as if a reasonable person would bother with it for low priced art. Anyone collecting art made by the vast majority of contemporary artists working today need not bother with most of this book.

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