The A-Z of the International Art Market The Essential Guide to Customs, Conventions and Practice by Tom Flynn

The Art Market | Definitive Reference Book

As a definitive reference book on all things related to art law and practice, it covers everything from the basics of ownership, licenses, provenance, authentication, and auctioning to best practices in exhibitions, appraisals, and international sales.

It also aims to provide the insight and practical expertise required by novice and experienced practitioners.

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

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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