How to Collect Art: Understanding Provenance


I joined ArtPS, the fine art fair in Palm Springs, as an exhibitor over Presidents weekend. Since I’m currently living and working in the Coachella Valley, I wanted to introduce myself to the community. The fair was a success and I met a lot of wonderful people. I was asked to do a lecture in…

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What To Expect When Consigning A Piece To Auction

Lisa Adams The Magic Hand

When I perform an appraisal, comparable sales that I use for a fair market value come from auction houses. These auction houses are listed in the appraisal report, have realized sales for the artist, as well as have the clientele that is known to purchase similar pieces. This all means that auctions are a great option for many of my clients. Here’s what you need to know about consigning a piece to auction.

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My 10 Art Market Book Picks

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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark Don Thompson, ISBN-13 9781845133023 “Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don…

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