Muscarelle Reads | The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty
December 8 @ 6:00 pm
Please join us for a virtual book club on The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty by Michael Findlay. David Brashear, Muscarelle Director, and Gary Ryan, Director & CEO of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art will dicuss our featured book. Recently updated, the book offers a lively and authoritative look at the financial and emotional value of art throughout history. The author draws on a half-century in the business and a passion for great art to question and redefine what we mean by value,” addressing developments in this conversation since the book was first published in 2012: the rise of NFTs and digital art, the auction house as theatre, the pressing relationship between art and society’s fraught political landscape, and the impact of the pandemic. In this book, the author shares insider anecdotes involving scoundrels and scams, stories of celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries, distilling a lifetime of experience.