Art, Investment and the Psychology of Collecting

  • May 5, 2017
  • 12:00 pm
  • Richardson Building Salon A&B

Don Thompson, in his latest book The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market, uses the contemporary art market to explore risk and behavioural economics. The art market is fertile ground for study: valuations in the art market are driven not by traditional cost structures but instead by a complex combination of political, behavioural, and economic concerns. Thompson’s book examines what is at play in the exchange of vast amounts of money and what nudges buyers, even on the subconscious level, to imbue a creation with such high commercial value.

Don Thompson is an economist and professor of marketing, emeritus, at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He has taught at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. He has written about the art market for The Times of London, Fortune, and Harper’s Art.

Howard Gurevich is the founder of Gurevich Fine Art and Big Fizz Publishing, having provided artists with platforms for their voices for over ten years.

This is FREE event with the option of a bag lunch for $15.

  • Free



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