Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art

By Michael Shnayerson
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"Boom" by Michael Shnayerson is a riveting exploration of the American art world in the 21st century.

Through in-depth interviews and meticulous research, Shnayerson uncovers the unprecedented rise of the art market and the astronomical prices that artworks fetch at auctions.

He delves into the personal stories of both artists and collectors, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their motivations, successes, and battles for recognition.

Shnayerson also reveals the inner workings of auction houses, galleries, and art fairs, exposing the intricate web of power and money that controls the art world.

With a critical eye, he examines the impact of globalization on the art market, questioning the true value of art in an increasingly commercialized environment.

In "Boom," Shnayerson sheds light on the complex relationship between art and money, and raises important questions about the future of creativity and artistic integrity.
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