A Poor Collectors Guide to Buying Great Art
Today's art market is incredibly dynamic.There are so many compelling works, shows, and exhibitions to choose from and newgalleries are opening all the time. Becausethere is so much to discover and see, manypeople are getting interested in collectingart. But since it's impossible to keep trackof all developments, becoming an art collectoris not easy.A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Artprovides relief and offers sound advice tothose who want to buy art but don't knowhow or where to do it. They might havepreferences in terms of styles or techniques, but they're not familiar with how the buyingprocess works. Perhaps they alreadyhave specific pieces in mind but don't yettrust the rules of the art market --if suchrules actually exist. What does someoneactually need to know to prevent their personaltastes from leading them to make thewrong investment decisions?On his way to becoming a passionateart collector himself, Norwegian adventurerErling Kagge had to learn these ropesand answer this exact question. His yearsas a mountain climber and visitor to bothpoles undoubtedly helped him to exploreand assess the extremes of the art market.Thankfully for us, his experience alsogave him the desire and skills to imparthis knowledge to others in A Poor Collector'sGuide to Buying Great Art.This book illuminates all aspects ofbecoming an expert at buying art that onewill enjoy for many years, such as how toget started, how to take one's tastes seriously, how to do a targeted search for pieces, how to learn to appraise prices, and how tofind trustworthy partners. Kagge's practicalyet entertaining step-by-step guidance alsoincludes ways to identify and avoid pitfallsand deceptive temptations. As an extremeathlete, he knows very well how to followrules yet trust his instinct where it counts.This know-how has benefitted Kagge onthe art market and now it will benefit allreaders of A Poor Collector's Guide to BuyingGreat Art, too.