First in Mari Shaw's series “The Noble Art of Collecting,” this publication is dedicated to book collecting. With examples of unexpected collectors and serendipitous outcomes, Shaw investigates the obscure desires that shape art collecting and the public goodwill that results from it.
In 2011, Damien Beguet and P. Nicolas Ledoux purchase the name of artist Ludovic Chemarin after he decided to end his career in 2005. Since then, they have been exploiting his name through exhibitions, conferences, and interviews. This monograph gives an overview of the project, gathering exhaustive documentation and essays from critics, historians, and lawyers.