BOOKS: Art as an investment? Sure, if you’re name’s Mugrabi

      “Prestige is the shadow of money and power.” ~C. Wright Mills In her cheekily titled book, ART AS AN INVESTMENT? Melanie Gerlis (Art Market Editor of The Art Newspaper) concludes —many times over — that art is an asset, but not a good one relative to other investment options. What she does…

BOOKS: Art Detective, Robert K. Wittman’s Memoir

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman Broadway Books, New York, 2010   Famous art detective Robert K Wittman’s memoir, traces his 20 years as an FBI special agent in a series of cinematic vignettes, historical essays, art appreciation lessons, charming factoids, and various spy…