Here is the list of art-related books, that we in personally find the most interesting and worth reading.

The range of books by Don Thompson outlining the life of major auction houses, artworks with recordbreaking prices and top-end living artists:

- The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art (2008)


- The Orange Balloon Dog: Bubbles, Turmoil and Avarice in the Contemporary Art Market (2017)


Lynn H. Nicholas, The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War (1995)

Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo, Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art (2010)

Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch (2013)

Dina Rubina (Дина Рубина), Белая голубка Кордовы (2009)

Sofja Bagdasarova (Софья Багдасарова), Воры, вандалы и идиоты. Криминальная история русского искусства (2019)

Risto Rumpunen and Jyrki Seppälä, Huijarit taidemaailmassa (Scammers in the Art World) (2021)


Art Market reports:

- Art & Finance (yearly reports, Deloitte, ArtTactic)



You can find the list of study guides and monographies on art and cultural heritage law in the Materials section of


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