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Kunst ist käuflich
Freie Sicht auf den Kunstmarkt

By Dirk Boll, graphic design by Gabriele Sabolewski

German

2011. 216 pp.,

softcover

13.10 x 19.10 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2814-0

The fundamentals of the art market, informatively and entertainingly explained by the managing director of Christie’s, Zurich

From an insider perspective: a highly informative compendium in an updated, revised edition

Record prices and substantial profits have been and still are being achieved on the art market. Yet anyone who wants to get involved needs to be informed: what distinguishes the English type of auction from one in the Netherlands? What differentiates a vintage from a period, modern, or estate print? Dirk Boll, managing director of Christie’s in Zurich, explains this and other technical terms while providing us with insight into the rapidly changing art market: the increasingly symbiotic relationship between auctioneers and art dealers, the strategies used by the big auction houses, recognizing and creating trends, the profiles of the individual art fairs, promising new areas for collectors, and the future development of the art market are just some of the fascinating themes the expert knowledgeably and humorously deals with in concise chapters. A trained lawyer, Boll is as competent at shedding light on the legal parameters regulating the acquisition of art as he is in elucidating the difficulties surrounding looted art and restitution procedures. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2815-7)

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