The Economics of Contemporary Art

Markets, Strategies and Stardom

  • Alessia Zorloni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alessia Zorloni
    Pages 21-33
  3. Alessia Zorloni
    Pages 89-117
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-182

About this book


The book examines the contemporary art system with a broad and systematic approach, through the application of models of microeconomics and industrial organizations. By breaking down the traditional barriers between different academic disciplines such as art and economics, this book offers a unique opportunity to grasp the complexities of the contemporary art world and provides the tools to conduct a structural analysis of that market. The result is an in-depth analysis of the contemporary art market from an interdisciplinary perspective. While it is not a textbook in the strictest sense, the book offers a concise and effective overview of all actors in the art system, and provides supporting data and valuable information, both conceptual and practical. It is therefore a text that can be used by students wishing to better understand the complex dynamics that govern the contemporary art market, but also by cultural managers, collectors, potential art investors or simply art lovers who need a quick reference.​


Art Business Art Investments Art Markets Asymmetric Information Contemporary Art Cultural Economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessia Zorloni
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Arts, Cultures and, Comparative LiteratureIULM UniversityMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32404-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32405-5
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