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'Tales of Art Beyond the Frame'

Tales of Art Beyond the Frame, was written by Debra Rhodes Smith, AU Class of 1975 and a professional art advisor and appraiser. The author weaves a journey through her life and 34 years of an exhilarating career.

This is a memoir of anecdotes relating to things that happen along the way to a savvy gal wearing all the hats and running a successful business built from the ground up. Many experiences are shared while amassing the art collection for some of the largest corporations and luxury hotels worldwide.

Tales include how a Monet at auction shocked the audience at Sotheby's; what seemed like a simple case for an appraisal turned into a case involving the FBI, IRS and Insurance Commissioner; how a presentation in Miami evolved into a day of living challenges and how Mr. Right was discovered while compiling a major corporate art collection.

All the tales are an honest account that are witty, intelligent, sophisticated, sometimes poignant and a fresh informative perspective of the often mysterious world of the art business. A must read that will reach out to anyone who has the ambition to get anything done at any level.

Copyright 2011. First Edition. Publisher, Debra Rhodes Fine Art Services

Debra Rhodes Smith spent most of her career working in New York City and now resides in Pinehurst, NC. For additional information and any inquiries please contact Debra directly at:

Tel.- 910 255 0570

This book is available through Apple ibooks, for Kindle reader and Barnes & Noble for Nook as an ebook.*