In the art market the value of a work has never neen as relative as it is today. An intricate marketing system has been established that makes the price of an item dependent not just on its quality but also on the identity of the seller and the buyer and even on the location of the sale. Through anecdotes and famous stories, The Worth of Art takes an in-depth look at exactly how the circumstances of a sale influence the price of a work ultimately commands. The book highlights a selection of record-breaking auction sales- from Van Gogh’s Portrait of Dr Gachet to a Louis XVI dresser to Leonardo da Vinci’s codex Hammer to Walt Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. (fr) (fr)