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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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... or $20,000.’ In the long run faking hurts us all because it ‘loosens our hold on reality’. Titia Hulst’s​ new anthology of the history of the art market argues that the current state of the market is simply an extreme version of the trends and anxieties that have preoccupied the art world for centuries. ...

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