The Black Market


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Art collecting can be time-consuming, complicated and confusing for the beginner...

...but it doesn't have to be.

In this clear and easy-to-follow guide, learn the necessary knowledge and skills to begin building your own art collection.

Art is the purest form of hope, dreams, and sentiments. A single image can reveal long-held secrets, spark the imagination, offer a sense of belonging and home.

Art conveys the words the artist often might not have been able to speak aloud. In, The Black Market: A guide to art collecting, Charles, a long-time art collector and art historian, introduces novice collectors and would be collectors to the art world, its deep roots, its connections to our pasts, and its hopes for our future.
In the first part of the book, you'll discover the history of African American art and will find essays born in the decades between 1900 - 1990; fascinating lecture reviews on books and exhibition catalogs that invite art enthusiasts to explore the culture, the storied lives, the simplicity, and the everyday struggles and triumphs of the African American experience.

Collect Books before Art

Why You Need an Expansive African-American Art Book Collection

Insights, Must-Read Titles, and More

Before you build your art collection, you need to develop your book collection.

Yes, books are expensive. They are much less costly,

however than buying the wrong art. After all, even the most seasoned collectors have to do their homework—and in the early stages of the collecting process, books can offer an ideal combination of visual insights, cultural analysis, and back- ground information on any artist.

So, to make the book-collecting process as seamless as possible, I have categorized some crucial titles for your review. With these in your arsenal, you’ll have a better understanding of contemporary art—more specifically, contemporary Afri- can-American art—in no time. I invite you to start with the works that appeal most to you before moving through the full list below.

About the author

Charles Moore is an art historian, art collector, author, and doctorate student in museum studies at Columbia University. Moore holds an MBA from St John's University and a Master's in museum studies from Harvard University. view profile

Published on September 14, 2020

Published by Petite Ivy Press

40000 words

Genre: Art

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