Evaluating Value: Stolen, Disappearing and Pseudonymous Art

Chloe Preece, Aleksandra Bida

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter focuses on the visual arts market, where there is a significant lack of understanding as to how the market operates and art is valued within it. We argue that there is a need to further consider the social, political, and cultural values that underpin artworks which are valued by the market; that is, their ideological role, as value is never fixed or neutral, it is socially constructed in a system of power relations that remains a part of the political economy. Three examples of artworks show the process through which economic value emerges out of the socio-cultural system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts and Business
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding a Common Ground for Understanding Society
EditorsPeter Zackariasson, Elena Raviola
ISBN (Print)1138887447
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management


  • Arts and Business
  • Value
  • Visual arts
  • Artists

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