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Art Smart The Intelligent Guide to Investing in the Canadian Art Market

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ISBN-10: 1550026763

ISBN-13: 9781550026764

Edition: 2007

Authors: Alan D. Bryce

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This is a complete guide on buying and investing in Canadian art whether you are a novice or an experienced collector. This guide book is full of advice and information to help anyone determine the real value of art they have or are planning to purchase and have the tools to not be intimidated by the world of art. The book covers the often complex inner workings of the art market from dealer trade secrets to expert strategies on consigning, buying and selling through auction houses. It also gives specific skills and information art on the internet and current trends that may dramatically change the future of the art market.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Alan Bryce started collecting art in the 60's when he bought his first original painting in the Yorkville area of Toronto. His collection of Canadian art now exceeds all available wall space and several storage locations. Alan specializes and loves the artwork of renowned Canadian artist Doris McCarthy and owns the largest private collection of her art in Canada.

Inside the frame
How value is determined in a work of art
Demystifying art terminology
Framing, conservation, restoration, and decoration
Fakes, frauds, and forgeries
Outside the frame
The intricate world of art and money
Galleries and art dealers
The smart guide to auctions
Alternative sources for fine art
Beyond the frame
Investing in art
Collecting art
Donating, taxes, and succession planning
Theft, scams, insurance, and copyright
Epilogue : the value of art
Canadian fine art auction houses