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October 13, 2013 / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Art Center Restaurant

I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon).

Richard Polsky leads the way through this explosive, short-lived period when the "art world"
became the "art market." He delves into the behind-the-scenes politics of auctions, the shift
in power away from galleries, and the search for affordable art in a rich man's playing field.
Unlike most in the art world, Polsky is not afraid to tell it like it is as he negotiates deals for
clients in New York, London, and San Francisco, and seeks out a replacement for his lost
Fright Wig in a market that has galloped beyond his means. This book takes an unvarnished
look at how the industry shifted from art appreciation to monetary appreciation.

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