Art collecting can be time-consuming, complicated and confusing for the beginner…
…but it doesn’t have to be.
In this clear and easy-to-follow guide, learn the necessary knowledge and skills to begin building your own art collection.
Art is the purest form of hope, dreams, and sentiments. A single image can reveal long-held secrets, spark the imagination, offer a sense of belonging and home.
Art conveys the words the artist often might not have been able to speak aloud. In, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting, Charles, a long-time art collector and art historian, introduces novice collectors and would be collectors to the art world, its deep roots, its connections to our pasts, and its hopes for our future.
In the first part of the book, you’ll discover the history of African American art and will find essays born in the decades between 1900 – 1990; fascinating lecture reviews on books and exhibition catalogs that invite art enthusiasts to explore the culture, the storied lives, the simplicity, and the everyday struggles and triumphs of the African American experience.
The final sections of the book offer insights and tips about the business side of becoming an art collector. You’ll find an overview of storage, collection management, a glossary of terms, and the all-important guide to insurance for your collection and interviews featuring prominent art advisors and collectors like Hill Harper and Keith Rivers.
If you ever wanted to become a collector, wanted to learn more about the African American art, or want to deepen your knowledge, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting is a fascinating, immersive, and essential guide to developing a meaningful and awe-inspiring collection.
About the Author
Charles Moore is an art historian, art collector, author, and doctorate student in art education and museum studies at Columbia University. Moore holds an MBA from St John’s University and a Master’s in museum studies from Harvard University. As a participant in the Artis Curatorial Residency Program, his research brings contemporary visual artists from Israel into dialogue with his research topics. He has written on the economics of art and contemporary artists for publications as diverse as Artnet, Artsy Editorial, Arte Fuse, Cultured Magazine and Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine.
Alexandra M. Thomas is a Doctorate student in the History of Art, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research include: global modern and contemporary art, film, and performance; African and African diasporic arts and expressive cultures; and feminist and queer theory.
Keviette Minor, founder of freelance art and illustration business ‘Keviette By Design, ‘ is a multi-disciplinary artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. She pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design at the University of Southern California and has a diverse range of works including commissioned portraits, illustrations, book covers and more.
For more information, please visit http://charlessmoore.com.