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1st Edition

Understanding International Art Markets and Management

Edited By

Iain Robertson

ISBN 9780415339575
Published June 23, 2005 by Routledge
300 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This groundbreaking text brings together experts in the field of visual art markets to answer some fundamental questions:

  • Is art a good investment?
  • Why is the art market dominated by America and Western Europe?
  • Where are the key emerging markets and what are the next good buys in art?

Providing readers with an understanding of the challenges facing art market 'makers' (dealers, auctioneers, collectors and artists) and the decision-making process experienced by market 'players' and investors, this exciting text merges the key theories with examples of practice in a highly accessible style.

Written by an international array of experts from the US, the UK and China, this book is essential reading for all those studying or interested in art markets and management.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. A Hybrid Discipline: International Arts Management  3. Religion, History, Money  4. The International Art Market  5. Tax Matters  6. Putting a Price to Art  7. The American Art Market  8. Emerging Art Markets  9. World Taste in Chinese Art  10. International and National Control of the Illicit Trade in Works of Art and Antiquities  11. Current Concerns in the Art Market and Arts Management  12. Business and Network Models Employed to Explain the Art Market  13. Conclusion

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Iain Roberston is a lecturer in arts policy and management at City University. He is a member of The National Art Collections Fund and Association Internationale des Critique d'Art. He is an adviser to the Asia Art Archive and responsible for information on Asian art developments in London.