“Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million?”
By taking an in-depth, critical, yet comprehensive look into branded artists, galleries, auction houses, and the intricate market, “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark – The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art” by Don Thompson gives the reader a glimpse into the highly lucrative world of contemporary art.
Including detailed examples, fascinating explanations, interviews with inside players, and even gorgeous pictures of some of the most intriguing (and beguiling) art that is currently commanding staggering, record-breaking amounts.
An important read for artists, dealers, gallerists, buyers, collectors, and anyone else interested in this complex environment of beauty, status, and ultimately, money.