Evaluating Value: Stolen, Disappearing and Pseudonymous Art. / Preece, Chloe; Bida, Aleksandra.

Arts and Business: Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society. ed. / Peter Zackariasson; Elena Raviola. Routledge, 2016. 8 (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management).

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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

ID: 26912817