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Art (Contemporary)

resources for studying contemporary visual arts

Web Resources

Locating Paper Resources in the University Libraries

The Penn State University Libraries cannot provide appraisals or endorse commercial appraisal services. Researchers may consult library resources, such as price indexes, to estimate the approximate monetary value of works of art. Please note that this area of research is not a strength in the Libraries' collection.

Suggested keywords to search:

  • 'prices' and [medium], e.g. prints prices
  • 'sales catalog' 
  • 'art auctions'
  • 'art as an investment'
  • 'collectors and collecting'