Lisa finished her book last night and sent it in to her editor. Whoo hoo! How to Buy Art
is a handbook about how to buy all sorts of fine art (paintings, prints, photos, sculpture, Native American, carpets), for people who can afford the real thing within reason, but don't know how to be sure they're getting the real thing. How do you tell who's selling real contemporary art and who's selling tourist souvenirs? How can you tell when an "antique" carpet is a new carpet that's been aged with a belt sander? When is African art legit and when is it illegal to own? Why is a photograph printed by the photographer worth so much more than the same photo from the same negative printed by his assistant? How can you find art off the beaten track?
Coming in October 2006 (!) from Random House.
Well, seeing as I work in the biz (artist, interior decorator, prop-maker) a book like that would sure come in handy for me and my upper-income clientele. I'll be keeping my eyes out for this one when it hits store shelves next year. Congrats to your lovely wife!
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