Book Description: Art and finance coalesce in the elite world of fine art collecting and investing. Investors and collectors can t protect and profit from their collections successfully without grappling with a range of complex issues like risk, insurance, restoration, and conservation. They require an intimate knowledge not only of art but also of finance. Clare McAndrew and a highly qualified team of contributors explain the most difficult financial matters facing art investors. Key topics include: appraisal and valuation, art as loan collateral, securitization and taxation, investing in art funds, insurance, the black-market art trade, and more.