The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million?Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why wer...
A look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. – source
Feb 27, 2021@MattSlater I liked that book a lot! Also really enjoyed this documentary – source
Jan 11, 2020@dewayneroyj Great book, also recommend $12 Million Stuffed Shark – source