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The Lemming Market

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian: Asset Class Art, 10 May 2018

Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century 
by Georgina Adam.
Lund Humphries, 232 pp., £20, January 2018, 978 1 84822 220 5
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A History of the Western Art Market: A Sourcebook of Writings on Artists, Dealers and Markets 
edited by Titia Hulst.
California, 416 pp., £28, November 2017, 978 0 520 29063 1
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... by two enormous shopping malls on an island in the Persian Gulf. Harmless, right? Not entirely, Georgina Adam writes. In Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century she makes a convincing case that dizzying valuations have deleterious effects on our understanding and appreciation of art. Focusing mostly on contemporary ...

A Little Local Irritation

Stephen Wall: Dickens, 16 April 1998

The Letters of Charles Dickens. Vol. IX: 1859-61 
edited by Graham Storey.
Oxford, 610 pp., £70, July 1997, 0 19 812293 4
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... and her aunt ... they are all three devotedly attached’. A year later he tells de Cerjat that Georgina Hogarth, the aunt, remains the general guide, philosopher and friend, which means that she was really the one in charge. Doubting that Georgina will ever marry, Dickens hardly knows whether to be glad or ...

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