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Description - The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay twelve million dollars for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock' s drip painting No.5 1948 sell for $140 million?

The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark is the first book to look at the economics of the modern art world, and the marketing strategies that power the market to produce such astronomical prices. Don Thompson talks to auction houses, dealers, and collectors to find out the source of Charles Saatchi' s Midas touch, and how far a gallery like White Cube has contributed to Damien Hirst becoming one of the highest-earning artists in the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845134075
ISBN-10: 1845134079
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Aurum Press
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publish Date: 18-Mar-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Don Thompson

Don Thompson is an economist and professor of business who has taught at the LSE and Harvard Business School. He lives in Toronto.

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