ART AS AN INVESTMENT by Richard Rush

ART AS AN INVESTMENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In what has come to be a much more aware- and aggressive- buyer's market (whether for status or security)- there will be a definite interest in this quite exhaustive appraisal of paintings to be bought -- as an investment. It is much more specific in facts, figures and general guidance than Irwin Solomon's How To Start and Build an Art Collection which Chilton published earlier this year (p. 359). Rush considers twelve main schools of art-from the old Italian to the Contemporary- indicates their most important contributors and the value (at various time intervals) of their work; discusses where to buy (whether at auctions or galleries) and suggests a varied portfolio. He also has a number of stories to tell, about discoveries (his own), frauds, the experts- and the collectors, but for the most part this is valuable as a guide with criteria and price tags for the uninitiated, who still will have the incalculables- taste and quality- to ascertain for himself.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall