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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark -

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

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Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock' s drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million? The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark is the first book to look at the economics of the modern art world, and the marketing strategies that power the market to produce such astronomical prices. Don Thompson talks to auction houses, dealers, and collectors to find out the source of Charles Saatchi' s Midas touch, and how far a gallery like White Cube has contributed to Damien Hirst becoming one of the highest-earning artists in the world.

Product code: 9781845134075

ISBN 9781845134075
Publisher Aurum Press
No. Of Pages 304
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW129
On Sale Date 18/03/2012
Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world.