The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
By Don Thompson
- Author: Don Thompson
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Published: January 2008
- ISBN-10: 0230610226
- ISBN-13: 9780230610224
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2008
- Subject: ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
Our Price: $15.00
Many of us would probably never pay $140 million dollars for a drip painting called No. 5, but someone did. Perhaps because it was Jackson Pollock; but still, $12 million for a decaying stuffed shark? Once again, these examples aern't even the tip of the art-world iceberg. In 'The $12 Stuffed Shark' marketing and economics professor Don Thompson takes readers deep inside the world of art buying and auctions for the purpose of shedding much needed light on the psychology and economics of those buying and selling the world of moden art. With entertaining and intriguing prose, this enlightening work is sure to surprise anyone who (will pay anything) appreciates art.
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