Melanie Gerlis ‘Art as an Investment?’ book launch
16 January 2014
‘Art as an Investment? A survey of comparative assets,’ by Melanie Gerlis is set to be published on January 17th by the publishing house Lund Humphries. Described as “essential reading for art investors,” the book debates art’s importance as an investment today. By comparing the art market to stock markets and private equity firms, Gerlis questions whether it can be commoditized, enabling art to function in a similar way to the property market, shares and gold.
Since 2006 Gerlis has worked as the art market editor for The Art Newspaper, having previously advised investment banks and hedge funds. She was awarded her BA in English Literature from Cambridge and her MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute.
Dr Iain Robertson, Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby’s Institute praised the publication, stating “In this Ground-Breaking book she (Melanie Gerlis) has bought her financial expertise and first-hand knowledge of art and its markets to bear on a topic that has excited considerable debate over the last decade.”
Gerlis’ well-informed opinions and clear writing style makes this book a must read for discerning collectors. The hardback is available to purchase online for just £27 from the Lund Humphries website.