Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner
Today the market for contemporary art is vastly different from that of decades past. An insider’s guide for the modern art buyer, Collecting Art for Love, Money and More reveals the motivations and secrets of successful collectors. Assuming no prior knowledge of the art world, this impressive manual reflects the vicissitudes of buying art in today’s economic climate, capturing the thrill of collecting while revealing how to access the world of galleries, auction houses, fairs and biennales.
Both authors are passionate about sharing their knowledge with the wider public and are renowned for donating over 800 works from their own collection to the Whitney and the Centre Pompidou. The tone is informative, illustrating their advice with insider examples from their 30 years’ experience and contextualising it within art collecting history.
Accompanied by 65 colour illustrations, various quotes and corresponding case studies, this book provides a conclusive guide from two collectors who hold a unique position within the art world.