100 Secrets of the Art World

100 Secrets of the Art World

Everything you always wanted to know about the arts but were afraid to ask

  1. Edited by Thomas Girst
  2. Magnus Resch
  • ISBN 9783863359614
  • 17.80 x 12.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 144pp
  • Illustrated throughout
  • First published 2016
  • Distributed on behalf of Walther König

An indispensable and fun guide to the contemporary art world

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 with you. This indispensable guide to contemporary art contains exclusive anecdotes, advice and personal stories from artists, museum directors, gallerists, auction house insiders, collectors, and many more.

Contributors include Jeff Koons, Zaha Hadid, Marina Abramovic, Ólafur Elíasson and John Baldessari, as well as the directors and curators from the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum, the Tate Modern and the Nationalgalerie. Thoughtful and sometimes critical entries make this informative publication an entertaining read for anyone interested in contemporary art.

Thomas Girst, PhD, art historian and worldwide Head of Cultural Engagement at the BMW Group. He lectures at the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Most recent publications include The Duchamp Dictionary (2014) and Art, Literature, and the Japanese American Internment (2015).
Magnus Resch is a writer and entrepreneur. He also lectures at the University of St. Gallen. His most recent publications include the Art Collector Report (2015) and the #1 Amazon Bestseller Management of Art Galleries (2016).