Collecting art can be a hassle. There's all those events you have to go to, artists you have to talk to and, most importantly, obscene amounts of money you'll have to spend. But you can skip all that by buying The Impossible Collection, a book consisting of the world's greatest art collection.
Well we say the world's greatest, what we mean is the world's most difficult to obtain collection. As authors Phillipe Segalot and Franck Giraud state, it's a collection "in which money is no object and anything is possible".
Art's greatest hits, if you will. The book runs the entire gamut of the art world, showcasing what any worthwhile art collector would have in their collection. It's also a great shortcut to some insider sounding art knowledge.
If you're a mere mortal and can't afford any art in this, this book will do until we win the euro millions. Or marry Tiger Woods' ex-wife. We're keeping our options open. ($695, Assouline)