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January 12, 2014 / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Art Center conference room

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark, Don Thompson, 2008
(available in the Museum Shop, quantities limited)

Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world
in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.
This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the
modern art market to generate such astronomical prices.

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