Calling all bookworms! 馃悰

Over the past fews years I've become a total art nerd and love reading about the market, collecting and lives of artists. I'd love to know what's the best book you've read about art? Or favourite magazine/publication? 馃

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Collective Profile - @tomt

@tomt

I just started 'Talking Prices' by Olav Velthuis, looks to be an interesting sociological perspective on the art market
2 months ago
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@jamesonrobinson

It's a novel and the focus is on a portrait artist and a mysterious painting - 'Killing Commentadore ' by Japanese author Haruki Murakami 馃憤
2 months ago
Collective Profile - @amelia

@amelia

Thanks! I will definitely add this to my list as 'Norwegian Wood' by Murakami is one of my favourites!
2 months ago
Collective Profile - @diogo

@diogo

My first art book was a poor collectors guide to buying great art, @acc_20GZFQQ8iZZ7xWWX9GDEz5JmzuH offered it to me the day i joined
3 months ago
Collective Profile - @affe

@affe

That was also my first book I read about art haha. It explained a lot in the sense of who dictates the art world or rather who follows who and why they do, so a good start to understand what's happening today with some "art influencers" and big art collectors, but I found it less interesting by the fact that he himself only earned his reputation by one very lucky buy that turned out to be a good one..
3 months ago
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@diogo

What other books would you recommend me ?
3 months ago
Collective Profile - @affe

@affe

Let me get home and I'll send the other that I bought and started reading - one I read already was the "dark side of the boom" by Georgina Adam. Can recommend it as well. The other one I can't remember but it's basically a 400 or 600+pages compilation book that consists of the last 50+ years or so of art. I read and heard that it's THE book to read for BFA/MFA artists to understand art, the market and how to be succesful long term. I haven't read much of it tbh tho, just have it on the backburner lol, I'll update in an hour or so when I'm home.
3 months ago
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@affe

adding to my first comment: After that, Erling Kagge I think is his name made some very succesful purchases, but it kinda tainted all that knowledge and advice he gave for me as the art world then had such a close eye to whatever he bought, that this whole thing turned into something like a self forfilling prophecy - basically what he bought others also bought in pure hopes of them also making big money in art - therefore the demand for that artist rose and prices followed, making all his buys good in the end. Whatver he touched, people followed. And that, if I remember correctly, because he had one very succesful buy that 10x his money within like a year so.. idk. I might need to re-read it, like I said theres very important things to learn there still, but the art buying guide itself wasn't AS worth it as the title would suggest 馃槀
3 months ago