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The Art of Buying Art: How to Collect Art





Now available! The best and easiest-to-understand book on how to buy, sell, price, evaluate, appraise and collect artwork for art buyers and collectors-- no previous knowledge of art or the art business necessary. Topics include how to research and evaluate art prices like professional dealers and appraisers, how to focus your art collecting, how to spot fakes and forgeries, how to buy art at online auctions, how to negotiate for art, how to buy directly from artists, how to buy fixed-price art online, and how to tell the difference between an original and a reproduction.

Bernard Ewell, Senior Member of the America Society of Appraisers, calls The Art of Buying Art "the very best book on the subject ever published" in a review in "Personal Property Journal", the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers. Ewell teaches, lectures and writes about how to appraise art, and is a renowned expert on the works of Salvador Dali. The American Society of Appraisers is the most respected appraiser organization in the country.

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