i sold Andy Warhol (too soon) by Richard Polsky

The Buying & Selling Of Art | The Little Bookstore

The story of how a small bookstore in Philadelphia, PA, became a commercial gallery in the ’70s and ’80s, selling prints, paintings, and ephemera.

Two chapters are specific moments when Warhol was usually present: In 1965, he photographed Campbell soup cans and created his Brillo Box series. And in 1980, he made portraits of celebrities such as Mick Jagger and Christopher Reeve.

Who is in here: Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Elyssa Goodman, Olivier Zahm, and many others.

Joelle’s Library

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.

  1. The First Books
  2. Artists & Art History
  3. The Science & Art Of Collecting
  4. The Buying & Selling Of Art
  5. The Art Market

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