I sold Andy Warhol (too soon)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Other Press,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
In early 2005, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol Fright Wig, up for auction at Christie's. The market for contemporary art was robust and he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375,000. But if only Polsky had waited . . . Over the next two years, prices soared to unimaginable heights with multimillion-dollar deals that became the norm and not the exception. Buyers and sellers were baffled, art dealers were bypassed for auction houses, and benchmark prices proved that trees really do grow to the sky. Had the market lost all reason?In I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon), Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world" became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field. Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for clients in New York, London, and San Francisco and seeks out a replacement for his lost Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. A compelling backdoor tell-all about the strange and fickle world of art collecting, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon) takes an unvarnished look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation.
More Details
ISBN:
9781590513378
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDbf2c833a-80b9-1e24-19f3-00d939bf6b2e
Grouping Titlei sold andy warhol too soon
Grouping Authorpolsky richard
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-16 12:50:35PM
Last Indexed2019-12-13 04:44:52AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorPolsky, Richard.
author_displayPolsky, Richard
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
idbf2c833a-80b9-1e24-19f3-00d939bf6b2e
isbn9781590513378
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13209188.i14228294Central Adult Nonfiction706.8 POLSK1falsefalseOn ShelfNov 16, 2019can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-12-13T09:44:52.088Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington706.8 POLSK
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9781590513378
publishDate2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13209188BookBooksEnglishOther Press, 2009.x, 268 pages ; 22
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13209188.i14228294On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetArt -- Collectors and collecting -- Psychology
Art -- Economic aspects -- History -- 21st century
Art -- Marketing -- History -- 21st century
title_displayI sold Andy Warhol (too soon)
title_fullI sold Andy Warhol (too soon) / by Richard Polsky
title_shortI sold Andy Warhol (too soon)