Boom – Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art by Michael Shnayerson
The Art Market | The Greatening Divide
‘Boom’ talks about how the contemporary art world has fundamentally changed over the past few decades when it became more mainstream and driven by economics rather than matters of taste.
The author argues this change in the art world led to a disconnect between what is sold for millions of dollars and good work. He discusses specific issues relating to this phenomenon, including how art became more accessible through technology and social media, creating a substantial potential market for new artists at lower prices and making markets more crowded.
Learning about the art world can seem elusive. It shouldn’t be.
Building your art bookshelf is a forever-ongoing process. I’ve included an Amazon link to help you find the right next book for you, but you can always purchase at your local bookstore in person or at bookshop.org.
The books are organized into categories. The First Books are for those brand-new to the art world. More seasoned collectors can jump ahead to dive deeper into specific threads.
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