One of the best [books] ever published on the art world. --Milton Esterow, ARTnews
Findlay passes along his own, entertaining view of the art world's evolution over the past few decades. . . . [He] champions the essential, intrinsic value of art a subject he addresses with passion. --Alexandra Peers, The Wall Street Journal
Although the text is generously scattered with juicy tidbits, Findlay is at his best when gently skewering the airs and mores of art world denizens. . . . Drolleries aside, The Value of Art is, above all, an elegantly argued plea to art lovers to never stop looking and to never believe that a world has revealed all of its secrets. --Sarah P. Hanson, Art + Auction magazine
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From the Inside Flap
What is art worth? How can a work by Pablo Picasso be sold for more than $100,000,000? This fascinating book explains the market for art--and art's value for all of us. In straightforward prose that doesn't mystify art or deny its special allure, prominent art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a close up and personal view of almost a half century in the business of art.