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Originally published in 2011, Iain Robertson’s A New Art from Emerging Markets introduced and examined three types of emerging markets for contemporary art: recently established, maturing and mature. This fully revised second edition updates the reader on these rapidly evolving markets and adds a vital new section on South America.

As well as surveying emerging art markets throughout the world, the book is concerned with how value in non-Western contemporary art is constructed largely by external political events and economic factors rather than aesthetic considerations. For instance, Dubai’s political risk has increased markedly with the threat of a terrorist attack in the Emirate, which for one of the world’s newest art-market hubs, will undoubtedly affect the progress of prices for Middle-Eastern and Indian art. The book also considers whether new art markets grow better organically, driven by commercial imperatives, or with government intervention, constructing a cultural and economic infrastructure within which an art market can be placed.

Written accessibly and engagingly, the book presents emerging art-market scenarios that offer the collector, investor, speculator and interested observer, an insight into where the new markets are and how they are likely to develop.

  • Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes a new section on South America
  • Offers a critique of new and emerging markets for contemporary art which can inform future collecting and investment decisions
  • Specific case studies examine the emerging and emerged markets of China, South-East Asia, Japan, the Middle East, India and Iran
Iain Robertson

Paperback • 272 Pages • Size: 234 × 153 mm
24 colour plates
ISBN: 9781848222175 • Publication: August 22, 2018

The author, Iain Robertson, is Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art (SIA) and a TIAMSA Board member (Journal Officer).

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TIAMSA member John Zarobell is author of Art and the Global Economy (UC Press, 2017). This publication analyzes major changes in the global art world that have emerged in the last twenty years including structural shifts in the global art market Continue reading “Book out now: John Zarobell, Art and the Global Economy”