Erling Kagge

A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art

Today’s art market is incredibly dynamic. There are so many compelling works, shows, and exhibitions to choose from and new galleries are opening all the time. Because there is so much to discover and see, many people are getting interested in collecting art. But since it’s impossible to keep track of all developments, becoming an art collector is not easy.

A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art provides relief and offers sound advice to those who want to buy art but don’t know how or where to do it. They might have preferences in terms of styles or techniques, but they’re not familiar with how the buying process works. Perhaps they already have specific pieces in mind but don’t yet trust the rules of the art market —if such rules actually exist. What does someone actually need to know to prevent their personal tastes from leading them to make the wrong investment decisions?

Erling Kagge

Erling kagge 2016
Lars Petter Pettersen

Erling Kagge is a Norwegian explorer, author, publisher, mountaineer, lawyer, art collector, Rolex model, publisher, and father to three teenage girls. He was the first in history to reach the “three poles” — North, South and the summit of Everest.

Kagge has written books on exploration, philosophy and art collecting which have been translated to several languages. Together with urban explorer Steve Duncan, Erling Kagge descended into the subway, sewers and water tunnels of New York in 2010, walking for five days and nights through the mythical underground of the metropolis. The New York Times has described Kagge as “… a philosophical adventurer or perhaps an adventurous philosopher”. Now and then he also tries shutting out the world.

Rights sold to

Sgentur Literatur (Germany)

Other titles

Walking. One step at a time (2018)
Silence in the Age of Noise (2016)

Foreign rights

Stilton Literary Agency
Hans Petter Bakketeig | Tel: +47 47 67 47 59 | [email protected] |

Edited December 22, 2017 by Stilton Literary Agency