Barbara Guggenheim, a consummate insider demystifies the nebulous cosmos of buying and selling art.
Many of us would like to know how to invest in art or learn what goes on behind the velvet curtain surrounding the elusive art world. Now, legendary art advisor and consummate insider, Barbara Guggenheim, has demystified this world and given us one of the most informative and highly entertaining books ever written on the subject.
ART WORLD covers a wide range of subjects, from analyzing what the players do for (or to) you—how dealers, auction houses, advisors, etc. function, determining whether the asking price is fair, to how to resell a work you fall out of love with or becomes more expensive than your house.
As the Kirkus Review says, “Sprinkled throughout are historical vignettes—always insightful and expressed in a breezy, unpretentious prose. She peppers her advice with anecdotes and funny asides, making every page informative and highly entertaining. The whole work, more than a how-to textbook, is really a passionate defense of the place of art in life—every page rings of Guggenheim’s devotion to what is undoubtedly a calling. A charming passport to the unregulated art world.”