- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Koenig Books (October 25, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3863359615
- ISBN-13: 978-3863359614
- Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 0.5 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #411,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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100 Secrets of the Art World: Everything You Always Wanted to Know from Artists, Collectors and Curators, but Were Afraid to Ask Paperback – October 25, 2016
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Top customer reviews
'100 Secrets' is well designed, informative, and a wonderfully entertaining read. Even my partner, who never took to exploring the art world during my 7 years running a gallery, spent time flipping through this handy little book. It's one that we, and our guests have enjoyed revisiting. I particularly enjoy the book's variety of featured celebrity names as well as those lesser-known to a non-expert audience. Bravo!
Lots of quotations regarding how are is "real" and "important" etc.
Not so much "secrets" as hackneyed advice.
I read it in an hour and felt like that hour would have been better spent working in the studio.
If you've studied the arts at grad level then I don't recommend. I got this as a stocking filler! I'd be peeved if I'd paid for it.