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BOOK: Georgina Adam "Dark Side of the Boom"

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The Dark Side of The Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century by Georgina Adam 

Our read of the week is Georgina Adam's "Dark Side of The Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century".

This book scrutinizes some of the excesses that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake, notably at its very top end. The buying of art as an investment, temptations to forgery, tax evasion, money laundering and pressure to produce more and more art all form part of this story, as do issues over authentication and the impact of the enhanced use of financial instruments on art transactions.