Tales of Art Beyond the Frame

Tales of Art Beyond the Frame

by Debra Rhodes Smith

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A memoir of anecdotes relating to things that happened along the way to a savvy gal while running a 34 year career as a Fine Art Advisor and Appraiser. How a Monet painting at auction shocked the audience at Sotheby's; what seemed like a simple case for an appraisal turned into a case involving the FBI, IRS and Insurance Commissioner; a presentation in Miami evolved into a day of living challenges and how Mr. Right was discovered while compiling a major corporate collection, these are just a few of the "Tales" told. All tales are true, witty, poignant, intelligent, informative, sophisticated, and a fresh perspective of the often mysterious world of art.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013584563
Publisher: Debra Rhodes Fine Art Services
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 498 KB

About the Author

Debra Rhodes Smith is the owner and operator of Debra Rhodes Fine Art Services since 1981. Graduate of Alfred University with a BS in Business Administration, minor in Fine Art, 1975.Continuing Education, New York University Fine Art Appraisal Studies Program, 1991. Member of the Appraisers Association of America, USPAP compliant. Debra has worked on countless corporate art collections, private collections and four and five star hotel properties world wide. She started her career while residing in the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in New York City. Debra currently lives in Pinehurst, NC. with her husband Bill and their Jack Russell Terrier, Horton. Thanks to the Internet she continues to work with her clients wherever they may be.

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Tales of Art Beyond the Frame 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TS-Wizard More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book to read. The author has revealed to us that the world of art is not that much different from other businesses or industries when people are involved. The "product" may be more colorful and exotic than the norm; but the interplay with artists,clients and art dealers is where the foibles, tensions, and human weaknesses arise. It is the art that ties all these elements together making for interesting possiblities, since art often evokes emotion with an individual and very personal response.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read about the life and adventures of a young woman's career behind the. Scenes of the art world.