American art analog

Format: Print Book 1986
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Contents
v. 1. 1688-1842
v. 2. 1842-1874
v. 3. 1874-1930.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This new three-volume set taps into the current interest in art as an investment. There are entries for 820 American painters, listed chronologically, with biographies (usually one page in length) and at least one color reproduction for each. There is also a list of museums that house the artists' works. Accompanying each entry are figures and graphs of prices illustrating some of the market activity of paintings by the artist during the time period 1975-85. The second foreword, by Jack Ludwig (vice-president, Shearson Lehman/American Express Corporation), states that the Analog ``devotes great attention to the vast number of obscure artists who are very much a factor in American art history, and whose works very likely represent the undervalued opportunities most visionary investors seek,'' and that the volumes have ``incorporated the current proven thinking of leading authorities from both the art professional and financial communities.'' The artists, born from the seventeenth century through 1930, were selected on the basis of the performance of their work at public auctions during the last 10 years and their historic importance. The subjects range from John Trumbull and Whistler to Franz Kline and Helen Frankenthaler. The introduction states that at least 200 more artists will be considered for the second edition. In addition to the artists' entries, each volume offers four or more concise, signed articles by art historians about various periods or types of American painting such as folk art, genre painting, and American painting abroad. The full table of contents, list of contributors, glossary, selected bibliography, auction house list, and the complete index are repeated in each of the three volumes. This is a physically handsome set with very nice reproductions. The values analyzed in the Analog are international auction figures and the data represent the percentages of change in auction price based on averages only and, with the exception of record sales, the prices of specific paintings are not identified. The financial analysis is based on the aggregate surface area of the paintings sold in a given year and the dollars paid for those paintings, compared with 1975, the base year. The 10-year financial analysis appears in the form of either a four-line chart or a chart plus a bar graph in a few cases, information on recent sales was insufficient or unavailable, so no analysis is given. The elements of the chart are a line identifying the auction season, a line giving the number of paintings analyzed for each auction season, the aggregate dollars paid for those paintings, and a line showing the highest price paid for a single painting during the decade. Where enough data exist, the chart is supplemented by a bar graph representing the percentage of change in the sales of the artist's work. This is not a scholarly work for researchers; it addresses the collector interested in dealing in American paintings sold at auctions. An indicator of this is the essay in volume 1, ``Caring for Your Painting Collection.'' The biographies are somewhat superficial and sometimes may be misleading. These entries are not signed and do not include bibliographies. As indicated above, except for record sales, specific painting prices are not given, though the work does give some visibility to the lack of consistent connection between quality and prices. There are many other more scholarly biographical sources for American artists. Sources for sales information usually do not include full biographies but do include biographical details such as birth and death dates, country of origin, and type of work. Current auction prices are available in other sources that are international, include American artists, and describe individual works. Some are World Collectors Annuary, Mayer's International Auction Records, Art Sales Index, and Auction Prices of American Artists. Leonard's Index of Art Auctions shows work sold at American auction houses"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Art, American.
Art, American -- Prices.
Art as an investment.
Art -- Collectors and collecting.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Chelsea House Publishers in association with American Art Analog,1986
Contributors Zellman, Michael David.
Language English
Description 3 volumes (xiv, 1065 pages) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographies and indexes.
ISBN 1555460003 (set)
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