Every sale is a minor miracle: the business of buying and selling art

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Diana Carroll

Galleries and artists from around the country and overseas will come together in the coming weeks to display their works at art fairs in Sydney and Melbourne. Diana Carroll looks at what motivates people to buy art and how the business of buying and selling art is changing.

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John Aslanidis, Sonic Network No. 11 (detail), 2012 Commissioned through the Maxwell and Merle Carroll Bequest. Art Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne. This and other works will be featured as part of the Art, Place & Space Tour as part of Melbourne Art Week.

About the author

Dr Diana Carroll is a writer, speaker, and reviewer based in Adelaide. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the SMH, the Oz, Woman's Day, and B&T. Writing about the arts is one of her great passions.