Collecting and Care of Fine Art: An Introduction to Purchasing, Investing, Evaluating, Restoring, and More

Collecting and Care of Fine Art: An Introduction to Purchasing, Investing, Evaluating, Restoring, and More

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634502450
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,270,847
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Carl David is the director of David David, Inc., an art gallery founded by his grandfather in 1910. He is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and many other professional organizations in the art world, among them the Art and Antique Dealers League of America. He resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 How to Learn About Art 1

Chapter 2 Where to Buy Art 5

Chapter 3 How Much Money Do You Need? Financing 13

Chapter 4 What Influences Prices? 24

Chapter 5 Long-and Short-Term Investing 40

Chapter 6 Risks vs. Rewards and Deals to Avoid 46

Chapter 7 The Auction 61

Chapter 8 Provenances, Signatures, and Restorations 78

Chapter 9 Fakes and Experts 97

Chapter 10 Insurance, Appraisals, Security, and Shipping 105

Chapter 11 Tax Benefits 116

Chapter 12 Types of Art to Invest In 129

Chapter 13 Recommended Galleries 163

Chapter 14 Recommended Museums 166

Index 169

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