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A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art

Collecting great art doesn't have to be a rich man's game.
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Believe it or not, you can still obtain a great art collection without Mark Zuckerberg's budget. Adventurer and candidate for "The most interesting man in the world" Erling Kagge delivers some essential knowledge on collecting and learning the ins and outs of the art world: 

"Today’s art market is incredibly dynamic. There are so many compelling works, shows, and exhibitions to choose from and new galleries are opening all the time. Because there is so much to discover and see, many people are getting interested in collecting art. But since it’s impossible to keep track of all developments, becoming an art collector is not easy.

A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art provides relief and offers sound advice to those who want to buy art but don’t know how or where to do it. They might have preferences in terms of styles or techniques, but they’re not familiar with how the buying process works. Perhaps they already have specific pieces in mind but don’t yet trust the rules of the art market —if such rules actually exist. What does someone actually need to know to prevent their personal tastes from leading them to make the wrong investment decisions?"

$39, Gestalten

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