| Title: The Art Biz: The Covert World of Collectors, Dealers, Auction Houses, Museums, and Critics
Author/Editor: Alice Goldfarb Marquis
Description: Reveals the hype, hypocrisy, greed, manipulation and secrecy that takes place in the contemporary art world. Although written in 1991, unfortunately much of what the author writes about is applicable today.
Publisher: Contemporary Books
Publication Date: 1991
| Title: Framed. Hollywood's Dealer to the Stars Tells All.
Author/Editor: Ted Volpe
Description: A blow-by-blow chronicle of the rise and fall of international art dealer Tod Volpe who, at the height of his success, had a star-studded Hollywood clientele. Volpe details how his life spiraled out of control in the 1990s and erupted in the scandalous fraud accusations that earned him two- years in federal prison. This detailed probe into the shadowy world of art dealing exposes how high culture and civility conceal boardroom swindling, illegal price fixing, and money laundering.
Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: 2003
Title: How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery
Author/Editor: Edward Winkleman
Description: Although written for the art gallery world and those considering opening a gallery, many aspects the book will be of interest to those artists. It will provide a reality check to artists who are represented by galleries to better understand how a successful gallery should be run and the types of services artists should receive from a gallery. Written by a New York art dealer.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2009
| Title: How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist. Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul
Author/Editor: Caroll Michels
Description: Written by a career coach and artist-advocate who created the Artist Help Network. See chapter "Dealing with Dealers and Psyching Them Out." Revised edition.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: Revised 2009
Title: Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market
Author: Edward Winkleman.
Description: Written by a New York art dealer, examines today’s contemporary art market from a dealer’s point of view. Covers the rise of the art fair, the rise of the mega gallery, online competition, and the new movement of dealer collaboration: galleries collaborating with each other. Artists take note!
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2015
| Title: Taking the Leap. Building a Career as a Visual Artist
Author/Editor: Cay Lang
Description: Revised. See chapter "When Things Begin to Happen."
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 2006
Title: Thank You for Being Such a Pain
Author: Mark I. Rosen
Description: Offers gentle and compassionate guidance for understanding and healing relationships with difficult people.
Publication Date: 1999