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Description - New Art, New Markets by Iain Robertson

Originally published in 2011, Iain Robertson's A New Art from Emerging Markets introduced and examined three types of emerging markets for contemporary art: recently established, maturing and mature. This fully revised second edition updates the reader on these rapidly evolving markets and adds a vital new section on South America.

As well as surveying emerging art markets throughout the world, the book is concerned with how value in non-Western contemporary art is constructed largely by external political events and economic factors rather than aesthetic considerations. For instance, Dubai's political risk has increased markedly with the threat of a terrorist attack in the Emirate, which for one of the world's newest art-market hubs, will undoubtedly affect the progress of prices for Middle-Eastern and Indian art. The book also considers whether new art markets grow better organically, driven by commercial imperatives, or with government intervention, constructing a cultural and economic infrastructure within which an art market can be placed.
Written accessibly and engagingly, the book presents emerging art-market scenarios that offer the collector, investor, speculator and interested observer, an insight into where the new markets are and how they are likely to develop.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848222175
ISBN-10: 1848222173
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Iain Robertson

Dr Iain Robertson is Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. His publications include The Art Business (2008, coedited with Derrick Chong) Understanding Art Markets, Inside the World of Art and Business (2016) and Art Business Today: 20 Key Topics (2016)

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