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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami


Book Launch “How To Collect Art” by Magnus Resch

Special Event
Thu, Feb 1, 2024

Magnus Resch, recognized as ‘the world’s leading art market expert’ by CNN, presents his new book, ‘How To Collect Art’ (Phaidon). Following an opening presentation, Magnus Resch will engage in a conversation with Byron Jones, an art collector and former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins. This dialogue will explore the inner workings of the art world and offer a unique perspective on art collecting and its nuances. The event caters to art enthusiasts, whether seasoned collectors or newcomers to the art scene. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session, book signing, and a reception.

About the book

“You must read this book before buying any artwork”
Have you ever wanted to understand the mysterious art market? Magnus Resch explains the core principles of the art market. Learn the secrets of how to build and grow an art collection. He answers questions such as: what artist should I buy? Which gallery should I visit? Is art a good investment? Is this price fair? Where do I start?

The book is an invaluable resource for understanding the core principles of collecting art in the twenty-first century and to meet the most prominent people in the field. Contributors include the most experienced experts, such as biggest Andy Warhol collector David Mugrabi, superstar art advisor Amy Cappellazzo, legendary gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, ICA Miami director Alex Gartenfeld and many more.

How to Collect Art is a portable—and affordable—art advisor in your pocket.

About Magnus

Magnus Resch is the world’s leading art-market economist, serial entrepreneur, and best-selling book author. He teaches art management at Yale University. In 2016, he launched the Magnus app, which works like Shazam for art. Leonardo DiCaprio is an investor and advisor to the company. Magnus holds a PhD in economics and studied at Harvard University, the London School of Economics, and the University of St. Gallen. He has written several books on the art market, and his career has been portrayed in a Harvard Business School case study and in various articles for publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and the Financial Times. You can reach Magnus via Instagram @magnusresch