Objects of Desire
Object The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride by Melanie Gerlis
In her new book, art market journalist Melanie Gerlis examines the past, present and future of the art fair. From the first post-war European art fairs to the global art fairs of the 21st century and their new online manifestations, Gerlis shows just how much the art fair industry has transformed the art market, while addressing questions about their role in a rapidly changing world. Along the way, she introduces the people, places and philosophies that shaped their rise over the past 50 years. Featuring pacy, probing and perceptive prose, it’s a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the art market.