This classic book, in print since 1990, is an invaluable primer that will help anyone to penetrate the thickets of inscrutable 'insider info' and esoteric jargon.
Author: Alan Bamberger
Publisher: Hachette UK
'The very best book on the subject ever published' Bernard Ewell, Personal Property Journal (the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers) The art world can appear impenetrable to the beginner. This classic book, in print since 1990, is an invaluable primer that will help anyone to penetrate the thickets of inscrutable 'insider info' and esoteric jargon. Updated for today's art market, including online buying, The Art of Buying Art is without a doubt the most accessible book on how to research, evaluate, price and buy artworks - for anyone who wants to buy art. No previous knowledgeof art or the art business is necessary. Topics include: · how to research and evaluate art prices like the professionals · how to build a quality collection · how to spot fakes and forgeries · how to buy art at auctions and directly from artists · how to negotiate prices · how to tell the difference between an original and a reproduction Bamberger provides the information needed to transform anyone into an informed art consumer, to protect collectors from bad buys and to help them locate the best art at the correct prices.
In this book, contemporary art expert and gallery owner Paige West guides readers toward the understanding that contemporary art can be just as original, tasteful, and breathtaking as traditional paintings.
Author: Paige West
Publisher: Harper Collins
A contemporary art expert demystifies the process of finding, appreciating, and collecting contemporary art on any budget. Contemporary art is often misunderstood as intentionally controversial, obnoxiously self–indulgent, or painfully obscure. In this book, contemporary art expert and gallery owner Paige West guides readers toward the understanding that contemporary art can be just as original, tasteful, and breathtaking as traditional paintings. West draws from her experience as a professional art dealer to break all these misconceptions and allow readers to begin developing and enjoying a private collection. Beautiful full–colour illustrations and smart layout accompany the humor with which this book explores the current art scene. Dealing with everything from the outrage surrounding Chris Ofili's Sensation, to Salvador Dali's rampage through a department store, this book will appeal to the artistically minded individual as well as the potential art buyer. Beginning with what constitutes original art, the book moves on to discuss how to start collecting, where to find modern art, and what are reasonable prices. With gorgeous photographs of representative pieces used as examples, the book is as much a fashionable tool for home decorating as it is an open door into the world of contemporary art. This book educates readers to take those gilded–frame, poster–size wedding photos off their living room walls, or those college poster art sale finds, and put up interesting pieces from limited editions by current artists – without breaking the bank.
Sure, the basic principles of buying can be learnt, particularly the general
knowledge needed by all buyers in their day-to-day activities. But mastering the art of buying is something else. What makes retail complex is that there are
Author: Marie-Louise Jacobsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Buying for retail is a demanding and challenging job that requires a creative flair, a strong awareness of fashion trends, life trends as well as good interpersonal and team working skills. Buyers and merchandisers have to ensure that the right merchandise is being sent to the right stores, at the right time, in the right quantities. This takes a blend of forward planning and rapid response to consumer demands. In combination with the other areas of the business, success comes from maximizing profit, which is achieved through anticipating customer needs and responding rapidly to immediate issues. It involves complex data analysis, liaison with the stores operation teams and balancing store stock levels. To succeed as a professional buyer, you will need strong analytical and numerical skills, an interest and understanding of consumer demands and strong commercial awareness. You also need to have an ability to understand and prioritize issues quickly and efficiently. Progression into the Merchandising function also involves the ability to manage change. The better equipped you are in your buying function the better you will be able to adapt to these changes. The best change of all is to graduate from a good buyer to an outstanding one! To handle the complexity of data and to enable you to contribute effectively in the critical role of a buyer, you need the right skill-sets and a right mind-set. Both of which can be learned in The Art of Retail Buying. This easy to read guide is written in a concise & pictorial style with colorful images that enables you to follow step-by-step each function of a buyer. The Art of Retail Buying will inspire you, motivate you and encourage you towards merchandising excellence!
In this book I'm going to provide you with the resources that you'll need to find incredible deals and sell them for the highest possible profit. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn.
Author: Rick Cheadle
(Discover How To Make Money Thrifting and Selling Art ) You're about to discover how I have profited tens of thousands of dollars buying and selling art part time with no formal training and no art buying background. Throughout this book I will share with you my art buying and selling stories good and bad. You will be able to learn what to do and more importantly what NOT to do. In this book I'm going to provide you with the resources that you'll need to find incredible deals and sell them for the highest possible profit. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... How the art business works They key players Where to find art to resell How to authenticate your art How to determine the value of your art Where to sell your art A list of resources to help you along the way Much, muchmore!
Ready to upgrade your artwork from framed Monet posters but intimidated by what you see in galleries? In The Intrepid Art Collector, Lisa Hunter shows you how to start a fine art collection without spending a fortune.
Author: Lisa Hunter
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Ready to upgrade your artwork from framed Monet posters but intimidated by what you see in galleries? In The Intrepid Art Collector, Lisa Hunter shows you how to start a fine art collection without spending a fortune. This accessible, jargon-free resource contains up-to-date information on the most popular original art—everything from photography and posters to African art and animation—including where to find it and how to buy it at a fair price. Easy-to-use checklists help you evaluate original art and steer clear of clever fakes. In addition, Hunter has interviewed top dealers, curators, arts lawyers, and appraisers to bring you the best advice on: • Advantages to buying real art instead of reproductions • Determining if a piece of art is fairly priced • Predicting if an artist’s work will go up in value • Techniques for negotiating a price with a dealer • Developing your artistic taste, so you’ll know if you’ll still love your purchase ten years down the road • How to preserve art in your home • Resources, websites, and magazines that will help you learn more about the market and where to find different types of art From the Trade Paperback edition.
This comprehensive guide enables you to: Understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, advisors, trustees, and bankruptcy courts Navigate through complicated valuation, financing, ...
Author: H. Peter Nesvold
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Pessimists see distressed M&A . . . Optimists see distressed M&A Opportunities abound in “bankruptcy beauties”—both in good times and bad. Distressed mergers and acquisitions used to be the domain of a handful of specialists, who generated handsome profits by unlocking value in troubled companies. Now, you can learn the secrets for participating in these deals with knowledge and confidence. The Art of Distressed M&A provides the critical information needed to manage the unique complexities of buying, selling, and financing troubled companies. The Art of Distressed M&A arms you with creative solutions to seemingly impossible problems and helps you to avoid common pitfalls. This comprehensive guide enables you to: Understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, advisors, trustees, and bankruptcy courts Navigate through complicated valuation, financing, legal, accounting, and tax issues Communicate effectively and make informed proposals in multiparty negotiations Create the optimal deal structure—from prepackaged plans of reorganization to 363 sales to loan-to-own transactions The Art of Distressed M&A also highlights practical examples using recent bankruptcy cases following the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 and is the first publication of its kind since The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
This book is a 'must' for all that enjoy spending hours on end browsing the flea markets and finding those wonderful treasures.
Author: Barry Berg
Publisher: Hobby House PressInc
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Flea Markets are considered one of the most democratic institutions around. A man wants to sell something, he pays a small fee for a space in an outdoor parking lot or a farmer's field, brings his own table, puts out his wares and he's in business...this is frontier capitalism. This guide is for all collectors and dealers who want to gain access to the universe of antiques and collectibles sold at flea markets, antique malls, or on the Internet. Author Barry Berg discusses what it really means to sell and buy in this arena. He provides tips on making the most of your efforts whether you are a collector or dealer. This handy resource guide gives advice and useful tips to beginners wanting to start a collection or a business dealing with collectibles. This book is a 'must' for all that enjoy spending hours on end browsing the flea markets and finding those wonderful treasures.
This is a practical and down-to-earth guide for people who want to know and understand more about buying and collecting contemporary art across a variety of media.
Author: Beatrice Hodgkin
Have you ever thought that you might be interested in collecting contemporary art but didn't know how to begin ? This is a practical and down-to-earth guide for people who want to know and understand more about buying and collecting contemporary art across a variety of media. It will give the novice collector a better understanding of the art world - how it operates, how to navigate its jargon - and where to look for affordable art. And most importantly, it will help you to analyse your own tastes and to build a collection that is not only a good investment, but something that you will enjoy for years to corne. Full of useful tips and advice, this book is ideal for the beginning collector of contemporary art, for people interested in working in galleries or auction houses, for artists, and for students of studio art.
Links to more than 1,200 relevant sites, plus clear, candid advice from an art expert, make this book an indispensable roadmap to online success.
Author: Marques Vickers
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
• Establish a Web presence without tears • Advice from an expert who is also an artist Artists, galleries, crafters, resellers—want to sell your art online? Here's the complete guide to establishing an effective Web site that will draw hits, promote sales, and establish a long-term, credible presence. Collectors—want to buy art online? Here's your book! Author Marques Vickers reveals emerging trends for artwork, plus opportunities for licensed products, barter, print on demand, and much more. Links to more than 1,200 relevant sites, plus clear, candid advice from an art expert, make this book an indispensable roadmap to online success.
This indispensable buy and sell reference is written to protect everyone who collects items of value. As a consultant to galleries and individual collectors, Mr. Vartian has seen virtually every type of scam and forgery.
Author: Armen R. Vartian
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This reference is written to protect everyone who collects items of value from every type of scam and forgery. In this one-of-a-kind book you will learn: how to get a good title, what to watch out for when you buy or sell, how to sell through a dealer or an auction house, how to transfer copyright and how to resolve disputes.