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$12 MILLION STUFFED SHARK: THE CURIOUS ECONOMICS OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Written by Thompson, Don
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?
April 13, 2010 | Paperback | Palgrave MacMillan |
$18.99
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100 MASTERPIECES IN DETAIL

Written by Rose-Marie Hagen
Masterpieces under the microscope: Paintings’ hidden secrets revealed   This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass, to help us look much, much
June 12, 2015 | Hardcover | Taschen |
$39.99
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100 NEW YORK CALLIGRAPHERS

Written by Dantzic, Cynthia
Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands, or styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or worked in the city.
July 28, 2015 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing |
$50.00

100 SECRETS OF THE ART WORLD: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW FROM ARTISTS, COLLECTORS AND CURATORS, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

What do major artists consider their best-kept secret? What is regarded as confidential knowledge among the key players of the global art market? In 100 Secrets of the Art World, the most powerful international individuals share their insights.
October 25, 2016 | Paperback | Koenig Books | 144 Pages |
$9.95
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100 WORKS OF ART THAT WILL DEFINE OUR AGE

Written by Grovier, Kelly
Kelly Grovier curates a compelling list of one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, performances, and video pieces that have made the greatest impact from 1989 to the present.
February 15, 2016 | Paperback | Thames & Hudson |
$39.95
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1001 COMICS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE

Visually amazing, this critical history of comic books, manga, and graphic novels is a must-have for any comic buff or collector.
March 25, 2014 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications |
$17.98
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1001 PAINTINGS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE

Written by Stephen Farthing
From Ancient Egyptian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, from French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, this highly browsable guide embraces all cultures and every style of painting from 4,000 BC to the present.
September 6, 2011 | Hardcover | Universe Publishing(NY) |
$36.95
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17TH-CENTURY CHINESE PAINTINGS FROM THE TSAO FAMILY COLLECTION

Written by Kong, Wan
A rare collection of Chinese paintings is magnificently presented in this book, which explores a politically turbulent yet creatively dynamic period in China s history. Comprising 130 paintings from the 17th century, the Tsao Family Collection is singularly comprehensive, including works by nearly all of the most important Chinese painters of the period.
August 29, 2016 | Hardcover | Prestel Publishing |
$95.00
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1971: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF COLOR

Written by English, Darby
In this book, art historian Darby English explores the year 1971, when two exhibitions opened that brought modernist painting and sculpture into the burning heart of United States cultural politics: Contemporary Black Artists in America, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and The DeLuxe Show, a racially integrated abstract art exhibition presented in a renovated movie theater in
December 20, 2016 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 312 Pages |
$40.00
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20,000 YEARS OF EROTIC FREEDOM

Written by Alan Moore
With each new technological advance, pornography has proliferated and  degraded in quality. Today, porn is everywhere, but where is it art?
October 1, 2009 | Hardcover | Harry N. Abrams |
$22.50

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