What is art worth? Does the size and scale of the art make a piece more expensive? Does the medium used by the artist have any impact on its selling price? What is a first and secondary market? Why do certain pieces of art rise in value while others diminish? Does the artist’s body of work have any impact on value? How do dealers, auction houses, and galleries even go about putting a price tag on art? The Value of Art: Money, Power,Beauty, Michael Findlay
tackles these questions and explains the market for art—and art’s value for all of us.
Artsy Fartsy Show goes to the heart of our weekly discussion – what is the VALUE OF ART with guest host, Michael Findlay.
Michael Findlay is an internationally renowned art dealer, is a Director of Acquavella Galleries in New York, known for major exhibitions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century masters including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Rosenquist, and Lucian Freud. Born in Scotland, Findlaybegan his career in New York in 1964, where he was a pioneer of SoHo’s legendary gallery scene and presented important solo exhibitions of then-unknown artists such as John Baldessari, Stephen Mueller, Sean Scully, and Hannah Wilke. In 1984 he joined Christie’s as its Head of Impressionist and Modern Paintings and later was named International Director of Fine Arts while serving on the Board of Directors until 2000. At Christie’s, he supervised the sale of many important collections, including the collections of William and Edith Mayer Goetz, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Hal B. Wallis, and Victor and Sally Ganz. He was also responsible for the sale of Portrait of Dr. Gachet, a painting by Vincent van Gogh which sold for $82,500,000. Since 2001 Findlay has served on the Art Advisory Panel for the Internal Revenue Service and in 2009 he was elected Vice President of the Art Dealers Association of America. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Appraisers Association of America and also the Advisory Board for Christie’s Education. His first book, The Value of Art, is published in English and German and as an e-book by Prestel Publishing.
About Michael’s Book The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty
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