"Don Thompson has written, by far, the best book on the economics of the contemporary art market yet written."--Felix Salmon, Portfolio.com "Don Thompson provides the single best guide to both the anthropology and the economics of contemporary art markets. This book is fun and fascinating on just about every page." --Tyler Cowen, "New York Sun"
"If you read no other book about art in your life, read the one that's gripped me like a thriller for the past two days...it's called the "$12 Million Stuffed Shark"." --Richard Morrison, "The Times "(London)
."..it's lucid, well researched and, while carefully balanced, manages to retain a sharp edge ." --"Telegraph UK"
"A new book by an economist named Don Thompson entitled "$12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art" ought to be required reading for collectors intending to wade into well publicized contemporary art auctions..." --"Economist.com"
"[An] informative an occasionally hilarious look at the surreal contemporary art market... A clear-headed approach to a frequently high-pitched issue." --"Kirkus"
The Independent, 28th March 2008
an 'entralling revelation-rich trip through the money game of the art market.'