Art appreciation: Art and money

What art should I buy (or sell), and how should I go about it? Why aren't prices shown in commercial galleries? Can I trust art auctions? Is the art made by wealthy artists better than that made by those in poverty? This course both plumbs the depths of the market's hold on art, and enables you to know good art when you see it.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Roy Forward 9 May Tuesday 6-8pm 8 $310 Enrol now

Course outline

  • Week 1: Artists’ solid gold garrets
  • Week 2: Money, wealth and poverty in art
  • Week 3: Dealers and collectors
  • Week 4: Auction houses
  • Week 5: Biennials, art fairs, art prizes, the internet
  • Week 6: Museum councils, curators, voluntary guides
  • Week 7: The new rich and private art museums
  • Week 8: Price rigging, money laundering, tax evasion, fakes

Full notes will be emailed during the course.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should have a understanding of artists, dealers and buying/selling art.

Who should enrol

Anyone with a passion to learn more about art.

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