- 159 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm
- Summary: "In this little gem of a book Patrick Parrish, of the eponymous Patrick Parrish Gallery in New York, offers advice, stories, gossip, and pointers on how to go about acquiring top-quality art and design from flea markets all the way up to the finest auction houses in the world. With over 25 years of hard-won experience in the trenches as a picker, collector, and dealer he tells you what to do, what not to do, and how to negotiate the often-confusing labyrinths that international galleries, auction houses, and even flea markets can present. Hailed by The New York Times as "one of the top dealers in the world for cutting-edge contemporary design," Parrish holds nothing back, providing a unique outlook into what is sometimes, for good reason, a secretive and cliquish world. Often what you don't do or say is more important than what you do, and Parrish has an insider's perspective on what dealers and auction house experts want to see and hear from their prospective clients."--Inside cover flap.