The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal

The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal

by Christopher Mason
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The Art of the Steal: Inside the Sotheby's-Christie's Auction House Scandal by Christopher Mason

The Art of the Steal tells the story of several larger-than-life figures - the billionaire tycoon Alfred Taubman; the most powerful woman in the art world, Dede Brooks; and the wily British executive Christopher Davidge - who conspired to cheat their clients out of millions of dollars. It offers an unprecedented look inside this secretive, glamorous, gold-plated industry, describing just how Sotheby's and Christie's grew from clubby, aristocratic businesses into slick international corporations. And it shows how the groundwork for the most recent illegal activities was laid decades before the perpetrators were caught by federal prosecutors.

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ISBN-13: 9780425202418
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 392,136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christopher Mason is a contributor to the New York Times and New York magazine. He writes frequently on the worlds of art, society, fashion, and design.

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