Since purchasing his first piece of art 30 years ago, Erling Kagge has turned the exploratory commitment of his mountaineering into an equally committed art collecting passion. This great little book is knowledgeable, sophisticated, insightful and perfect for an art lover at any stage of their collecting journey. Praised by art world figures Hans Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, and Marina Abramovic, this is a book either for you or any art lover friend. Terrific!
Everything you always wanted to know about the art market but were afraid to ask. A pioneering collector explains how to use passion and intuition to acquire key pieces or build a collection—even on a limited budget.
- 17 × 24 cm
- 192 pages
- full colour illustrations
Meet Erling Kagge In 1990, the Norwegian lawyer and now noted collector Erling Kagge was half of the 2-man expedition that was the first ever to reach the North Pole unsupported. In 1992–93, he became the first person to walk to the South Pole alone, and, in 1994, Kagge summited Mount Everest, thus becoming the first person to complete the “Three Poles Challenge.” Today, he runs a publishing business in Oslo, Kagge Forlag, collects international contemporary art and Russian icons, and serves on the board of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.