The Art of Buying Art – How to Evaluate and Buy Art Like a Professional Collector by Alan Bamberger

The Buying & Selling Of Art | The Checklist

As an art collector for over three decades and a gallerist for nearly twenty years, Bamberger knows what it takes to buy art professionally.

‘The Art of Buying Art’ covers all aspects of what to do before buying a work of art – from estimating its worth to realizing its artistic attributes. In addition, he shares how to ensure that an art collection is aesthetically pleasing, cohesive, and suited for its location.

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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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