The art world can be an intimidating one for the experienced buyer let alone the aspiring collector, but with this highly-regarded and witty handbook to the world of collecting, Michael Reid arms buyers with a no-nonsense, informative map to the issues surrounding the buying and selling of art.
No matter what your budget or your collecting interest, this updated and expanded edition of How to Buy and Sell Art answers all the questions you might have taking you from your first visit to an art gallery all the way to the high drama of an auction room. Michael Reid offers advice on everything from when and when not to buy art, artists to keep an eye on, collecting categories, fakes, tax and superannuation matters, collecting groups and an expanded section on buying and selling of Indigenous art.
With an Australia-wide listing of galleries, fine art auction houses, conservators and restorers, and collecting associations together with a glossary of key terms, How to Buy and Sell Art is an invaluable resource. No art lover should be without a copy.
After a decade of arts experience with Christie's London, Michael Reid is now a leading Australian art market commentator, art educator, and dealer and consultant advising both private and corporate clients. He writes regularly for the Good Weekend, publishes his own well-received arts newsletter and is the author of Reid's Guide to Australian Art Galleries.