Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. Prices of living artists' works have been driven to unprecedented heights, conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists now think ever more strategically about how to advance their careers. Artists no longer simply make art, but package, sell, and brand it.
Noah Horowitz exposes the inner workings of the contemporary art market, explaining how this unique economy came to be, how it works, and where it's headed. He takes a unique look at the globalization of the art world and the changing face of the business, offering the clearest analysis yet of how investors speculate in the market and how emerging art forms, such as video and installation, have been drawn into the commercial sphere. By carefully examining these developments against the backdrop of the deflation of the contemporary art bubble in 2008, Art of the Deal is a must-listen book that demystifies collecting and investing in today's art market.
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The book attempts to cover an interesting subject, studying the relation between art for the sake of aesthetics or as an investment. However it is written in such an unbearable thesis paper like fashion. Explaining everything down to detail like a instructional manual, like the difference between film and video. Disappointed.
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- Erin Pierro
It's like listening to a robot
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
The worst audible experience so far. Trying to get through this one but the narration is so poor that it's like listening to a robot. Can't even pay attention to him for more than 10 seconds.
Would you recommend The Art of the Deal to your friends? Why or why not?
No - get the book if you are interested.
Would you be willing to try another one of Ken Kliban’s performances?
Was The Art of the Deal worth the listening time?
Not so far.
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- Philip J. Dempsey
waste of time
What disappointed you about The Art of the Deal?
I have worked in the art world for 20 + years and this book hid the lack of information in obtuse jargon
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- Marissa Landis
Pinhole peek into gigantic art
Would you listen to The Art of the Deal again? Why?
Yes. A peculiarly sonorous pinhole peek into the gigantic fantasy that is modern art.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Like certain avant-garde predecessors, conceptual art aspired albeit on varied leveled of conviction to breach the principles of artistic genius canonized by nineteenth-century romanticism and institutionalized by the modern art museum
What about Ken Kliban’s performance did you like?
It was inoffensive.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I delight in anything art historical so unnaturally I was typing quotes as I went.