By Carl David, forward by Richard J. Boyle
An introduction to purchasing, investing, evaluating, restoring and more!
For novices and experienced collectors alike, Collecting and Care of Fine Art is a thorough examination of the intricacies of the art market. Written by a professional art dealer, this book covers all the phases of buying, selling, and caring for works of art, from auctions and insurance to restorations and appraisals. Topics covered include the characteristics of a gallery and its proprietor that will assure forthright dealings; what deals to avoid; the criteria to be followed by the beginner about to make his first purchase; and precautions to take in the conservation of paintings, from simple cleaning to restoration techniques.
For the art collector, indispensible information is provided, including details of shipping and insuring works of art, how to gauge the competence of an appraiser, the many elements that influence art prices, the tax benefits and liabilities of art investment, and much more.
Carl David is the director of David David, Inc., an art gallery founded by his grandfather in 1910. He is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and many other professional organizations in the art world, among them the Art and Antique Dealers League of America.
Paperback, 192 pages.
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