[PAST EVENT] MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty

December 8, 2022
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Please join us for a virtual book club co-hosted by David Brashear, Museum Director, and Gary Ryan, Director & CEO of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Our featured book, recently updated, offers a lively and authoritative look at the financial and emotional value of art throughout history. The author draws on a half-century in the business and a passion for great art to question and redefine what we mean by “value,” addressing developments in this conversation since the book was first published in 2012: the rise of NFTs and digital art, the auction house as theatre, the pressing relationship between art and society’s fraught political landscape, and the impact of the pandemic. In this book, the author shares insider anecdotes involving scoundrels and scams, stories of celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries, distilling a lifetime of experience.


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