The art biz: the covert world of collectors, dealers, auction houses, museums, and critics

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Contemporary Books, 1991 - Art - 405 pages
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A behind-the-scenes look at the art world examines the interaction between collectors, critics, dealers, galleries, museums, scholars, and patrons

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About the author (1991)

Alice Goldfarb Marquis, an award-winning journalist and historian, was born in Munich, Germany, and is now a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her published works Include Art Lessons: Learning from the Rise and Fall of Public Arts Funding, The Art Biz: The Covert World of Collectors, Dealers, Auction Houses, Museums, and Critics, and Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: Missionary for the Modern. In 2002, she published Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare (MFA Publications), which the Washington Times called "the most sober appraisal yet of this artist.

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