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"Aftershock - The Ethics of Contemporary Transgressive Art"by Kieran Cashell I.B. Tauris

The work of artists like Damien Hirst, the Chapman brothers or Tracey Emin has ignited a controversy which shows no signs of abating – how to classify them, how to assess them, how to understand them, and how should we react to them? The potentially shocking nature of these works has led to their being classified as Transgressive Art. read more...

"How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery"by Edward Winkleman Allworth Press

Edward Winkleman, with the experience of opening his own gallery in New York in 2001, systematically covers all the relevant topics for anyone planning to open a gallery. Program and branding, business models, financial aspects, location, staff, logistics, art fairs, advertising, contracts with artists … the list goes on. read more...

"Contemporary Europe Art Guide"by Mark Gordon (Editor) Hatje Cantz Verlag
 

Anyone who has ever tried to get a feel for the art scene of a town knows how difficult it is to form a clear idea of what is on offer. Mark Gordon's „Contemporary Europe Art Guide“ aims to provide lovers of contemporary art with just such an overview. read more...

"The International Art Markets"by James Goodwin Kogan Page
Up to now, those who wanted to get an overview about art market structures of different countries had to laboriously search for relevant information. This can become a real challenge for countries which are not in the focus of the art-loving community and media, resulting in only little information being readily accessible. James Goodwin’s aim is to close this information-gap. read more...
"Art Basel Miami Beach 4-7 Dec 2008"edited by Art Basel Hatje Cantz Verlag
"The Upset - Young Contemporary Art"by Robert Klanten (Editor) Gestalten Verlag
"Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2008-9"by Rosalind Furness (Editor) Frieze Publishing Ltd
"The Art Fair Age"by Paco Barragán CHARTA Art Books