The Supermodel and the Brillo Box
back stories and peculiar economics from the world of contemporary art
The colors of contemporary art. The world of contemporary art ; The art market crash of '08 ; What jobs do we hire art for? ; Back story ; Authenticating Warhol
Collecting and investing. Mugrabi, Saatchi, Sandretto, and the Vogels ; Contemporary art as an asset class
The contemporary artists. Cattelan, Murakami, and Ai ; Damien Hirst, artist and marketer ; Artists lauded, artists disdained ; Jacob Kassay's wild price ride
The auction houses. Behind the gavel ; Christie's, Sotheby's, and their competitors ; The scream ; The opaque side of auctions
The art dealers. Gagosian and the evolution of the über dealer ; The artful dealer ; When auction houses and dealers collide
Changing markets. Abu Dhabi and Qatar ; China is number two ; The Estella collection
The market as medium. Art fairs ; The end game: click on a Warhol
Postscript and references.
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