Art Collecting Today Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art Doug Woodham
The art market is opaque and confusing to even the most experienced collectors. It is a lightly regulated market in which insiders have a substantial advantage over collectors. What are the best ways to evaluate, buy, and sell fine art while avoiding costly mistakes and time-consuming roadblocks? What are the behind-the-scenes business practices that cost collectors money?

In Art Collecting Today, industry expert Doug Woodham distills his decades of experience into an indispensable guide for collectors and industry professionals to the ins and outs of the fine-art market. Informed by the author’s time as president of the Americas for Christie’s Auction House, one of the world’s leading art businesses, the book illuminates how to navigate the art market—from what collectors need to know when they buy art through galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and art advisors to how the art market puts a price on works of art for sale. Lessons from top collectors and industry insiders will teach seasoned and new collectors alike strategies to achieve their collecting goals while avoiding the pitfalls and scoundrels. Detailed chapters include such important topics as:

How technology is driving democratization
The demand for recognizable (“brand name”) art
An increase in demand for work by living artists
The roles of galleries, auction houses, and art advisors
How recent trends are impacting the market
What factors one should consider when buying a piece of art
When it’s time to start selling art
The impact of taxes on art collecting
Grounded in real-life stories from the field, Art Collecting Today is the essential practical guide to navigating today’s fine-art market.
TitleArt Collecting Today
SubtitleMarket Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art
AuthorDoug Woodham
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintAllworth Press
Published25 April 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Doug Woodham has had a life-long interest in art, business, and collecting. He served as president of the Americas for Christie’s Auction House, and earlier in his career, he was a partner with McKinsey and Company. He is trained as an economist and has a PhD from the University of Michigan. Woodham and his wife are also avid collectors and focus their collection on artists who came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s and who are associated with minimalism, post-minimalism, process, and land art. They live in New York.

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