Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources by Tom McNulty

By Tom McNulty

This publication is for paintings industry researchers in any respect degrees. a quick evaluation of the worldwide paintings marketplace and its significant stakeholders precedes an research of some of the revenues venues (auction, advertisement gallery, etc.). Library learn abilities are reviewed, and complex tools are explored in a bankruptcy dedicated to simple industry study. as the financial worth of art can't be proven regardless of the cultured features and paintings ancient importance of our topic works, big chapters aspect the tactics concerned about getting to know and documenting the superb and ornamental arts, respectively, and supply annotated bibliographies. tools for assigning values for paintings gadgets are explored, and resources of expense info, either in print and on-line, are pointed out and defined intimately. lately, artwork historic scholarship more and more has addressed concerns with regards to the historical past of paintings and its markets: a bankruptcy on assets for the historian of the paintings marketplace bargains a variety of assets. ultimately, provenance and artwork legislation are mentioned, with specific connection with their relevance to purchasers, creditors, artists and different paintings marketplace stakeholders.

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Annual; 1923– . S. libraries. Arranged geographically by state, subdivided by city or town. Entries include full contact information, general and special collection details. Lib-web-cats: An International Directory of Libraries. S. ) be sure to consult their websites for access rights and restrictions. More information about access to various types of libraries can be found in the next section. org Described in much greater detail below. This free-of-charge tool includes holdings of tens of thousands of libraries around the world.

Using the Library This section is intended as a primer on the use of libraries, including print and other traditional media collections; that is not to suggest that short shrift 46 A RT M ARKET R ESEARCH will be paid to the Internet. In fact, libraries and the Internet are related, and the successful researcher develops a keen awareness of this fact, and approaches both with a critical eye. With that in mind, we’ll begin with an introduction to the basics of library use, followed by an in-depth look at some of the latest “discovery tools” that hold great promise for streamlining the research process.

PREPARING A RESEARCH STRATEGY: BASIC TOPICS In order to research even simple topics, it is advisable to create a plan of attack. Our main focus here is on those kinds of questions to which we expect Three. Researching Fine and Decorative Arts 41 to find a simple answer — questions like birth/death dates, exhibition dates, etc. What? If you’re researching a specific work, start with the work itself. Find out as much as possible about the work by thoroughly examining it (in person if possible), or its surrogate (reproduction).

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