The Orange Balloon Dog

The Orange Balloon Dog

Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market

Book - 2017
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"Within forty-eight hours in the fall of 2014, buyers in the Sotheby's and Christie's New York auction houses spent $1.7 billion on contemporary art. Non-taxed freeport warehouses around the globe are stacked with art held for speculation. One of Jeff Koons' five chromium-plated stainless steel balloon dogs sold for 50 percent more at auction than the previous record for any living artist. A painting by Christopher Wool, featuring four lines from a Francis Ford Coppola movie stencilled in black on a white background, sold for $28 million. In The Orange Balloon Dog, economist and bestselling author Don Thompson cites these and other fascinating examples to explore the sometimes baffling activities of the high-end contemporary art market. He analyzes what is at play in the exchange of vast amounts of money and what nudges buyers, even on the subconscious level, to imbue a creation with such high commercial value."--
Publisher: Madeira Park, BC :, Douglas & McIntyre,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771621526
Branch Call Number: 338.477 Tho
Characteristics: 239 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm

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