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    • The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

    • The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
    • By: Don Thompson
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun educational listen

    • By Claire Purcell on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99