|Publication Date||August 3, 2010|
Into the Antiquities Trade is a true story that documents the author's global exploits in the international antiquities trade. Mr. Cheek, one of the few real-life "relic hunters", spans the globe in search of rare ancient works of art, giving the reader an intoxicating glimpse into the inner workings of the trade through an international cast of characters. The author expands on the trade's current political situation and clarifies a myriad of opinions, while stressing his viewpoint that "there is no better preserver of ancient art than the private collector". Into the Antiquities Trade is a "must read" for every collector of ancient art and is a resource for both the neophyte and the advanced collector.
Kevin R. Cheek was born in Hays, Kansas in 1956. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a BA in Economics, Mr. Cheek began a career in the antiquities trade that spanned the globe. Mr. Cheek has been published in the Celator and Moneta International. Mr. Cheek currently owns and operates Apolonia Ancient Art and lives in Denver, Miami, and Rio de Janeiro.