Understanding International Art Markets and Management

Edited by Iain Robertson

© 2005 – Routledge

300 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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 Market5. Tax Matters6. Putting a Price to Art 7. The American Art Market8. Emerging Art Markets9. World Taste in Chinese Art10. 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 Market13. Conclusion

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART043000
ART / Business Aspects
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management