A completely updated edition of this classic work on how to research, evaluate, price and buy art, for anyone.
'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:
how to research and evaluate art prices like the professionals
how to build a quality collection
how to spot fakes and forgeries
how to buy art at auctions and directly from artists
how to negotiate prices
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.
A no-brainer for art collectors and art professionals . . . [that] . . . explains many of the mysteries of the art world
The very best book on the subject ever published - Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers)