Summer is firmly upon us in Atlanta, but the fall art season is already got people tallking. For those of you who need a little somethin' to get your blood flowing, here are some easy Labor Day reads about that snarly animal the art market:
True Colors - The Real Life of the Art World by Anthony Hayden Guest - This facinating account ends in the early nineties as the bubble bursts. Written by a real insider.
Sotheby's - Bidding For Class by Robert Lacey - Suberb, juicy history of the auction house right up to the time of the recent wrong doings.
I Bought Andy Warhol by Richard Polsky - Fun easy read that was the inspiration for Erik's Super Easy Guide To Buying Art
Portrait of Dr. Gachet by Cynthia Saltzman - Compelling history of the then-most-expensive painting ever sold
Making Modernism - Picasso and the Creation of the Market for Twentieth Century Art - Unique history of Picasso becasue it focuses on the market side of his career
If a book is still a bit too much, try this month's issue of GQ (with Tom Brady on the cover), it has a good article on collecting photography that should eat up only 30 minutes of your time at most.