Selling Contemporary Art – How to Navigate the Evolving Market by Edward Winkleman

The First Books | Art’s Hot & Cold

‘Selling Contemporary Art’ provides valuable insights into what the market is made of, how it works, and what kinds of artists are in demand.

Using a combination of anecdote-based essays and cold business statistics, author Edward Winkleman walks through how an artist’s resale value on the secondary market changes as they enter different phases of their career.

If you work for an art dealer, this is likely one of the three books you will be told to get to learn about the field. Art collectors should understand the ecosystem they are joining, just as art gallery assistants want to know what collectors desire.

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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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