Überblick:Pressestimmen “The latest in Allworth’s series on the nuts and bolts of the art world Mr Woodham’s book is an elegant amusing and perceptive guide to a market that is (often) long on hocus-pocus and short on transparency.” —THE ECONOMIST“Several books about the notoriously opaque art market claim to be user-friendly but Doug Woodham who was president of Christie’s Americas between 2012 and 2014 may be the first to produce a truly hand-holding guide.” —THE FINANCIAL TIMES“Mr. Woodham’s book contains startling information about the number of people in the market for the world’s most expensive art.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES“Doug Woodham deftly explains how a sixty-billion-dollar marketplace works. It is beautifully written—clear concise and free of art-world jargon. A must-read at all levels of collecting.” —VIK MALHOTRA Chairman of the Americas and Senior Partner McKinsey and Company“This book is a gem. It is full of great stories and surprises for both specialists and general readers. It is brimming with practical advice for how collectors can best navigate the complex world of modern and contemporary art.” —LAURIE TISCH Co-chair of the Board of Trustees at the Whitney Museum of American Art President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund'An intelligently written and insightful book on the art market this fascinating read is relevant to both newcomers and seasoned collectors alike. I know of no other comparable book. It’s an instant classic.” —DON MARRON Trustee and President Emeritus of the Museum of Modern Art Chairman and Founder of Lightyear Capital“For anyone who cares for or is just curious about art Doug Woodham is an astute lively and entertaining guide who tells you candidly how the art world works how it’s changing and how to get engaged. Art Collecting Today presents his wealth of knowledge in a crisp accessible and fascinating form.” —MELISSA BERMAN President and CEO Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors“This thoughtful volume is one of the few that explores the entire ecosystem of the art market—auction houses art fairs advisors galleries artists and museums. Woodham aims to make the market more accessible and rightly foregrounds passion quality and connoisseurship as the jumping off point for collecting.” —ADAM WEINBERG Alice Pratt Brown Director Whitney Museum of American Art'A 'must' not only for collectors but for artists who would better understand what makes art valuable.... Anyone interested in the making buying or selling of art should have this book at hand for an in-depth review of the latest market forces affecting its sale and value.' —DONOVAN'S BOOKSHELF Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Doug Woodham has had a life-long interest in art business and collecting. He served as president of the Americas for Christie’s Auction House and earlier in his career he was a partner with McKinsey and Company. He is trained as an economist and has a PhD from the University of Michigan. Woodham and his wife are also avid collectors and focus their collection on artists who came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s and who are associated with minimalism post-minimalism process and land art. They live in New York.