The Art Market Past and Present: Lessons for the Future?
A two-day conference on relations between the art market in history and the art market today, organized by Sotheby's Institute of Art – London and The Burlington Magazine, to be held at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London on Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November 2014.
Registration is now open – please see details at the bottom of this page.
Friday 31st October:
Networks and Agents
Day chaired by: Barbara Pezzini, The Burlington Magazine
Session 1: Networks and Globalization
Respondent: Anna Dempster
Hans J. Van Miegroet – Global Trade Networks, Art Export and the Emergence of New Markets for Mass-Produced Imagery in the Americas
Christel H. Force – Evolution of the Market for Blue-and-Rose-Period Picassos before World War II
Georgina Bexon – Indian Contemporary Art: the Effects of Globalization in an Evolving Art Market
Session 2: The Market, Connoisseurship and the Academy
Respondent: Susanna Avery-Quash
Antoinette Friedenthal – John Smith, his Rembrandt Catalogue Raisonné and the Value of Provenance
Lynn Catterson – Stefano Bardini and the Art of Dealing Art
Laetitia Masson – The Old Master Drawings’ Market, Past, Present and Future: What to Expect from a Specialized Market Today
Jeremy Howard – Duveen versus Colnaghi and Knoedler: the Case of the ‘overpainted’ Holbein
Session 3: Collectors
Respondent: Nicola Pickering
Sebastian de Vivo – Display of Art/Display of Self: Pierre Crozat and the Transformation of Magnificence
Heike Zech – The Thrill of the Chase: Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913–2001) as Collector
Chris Ingram – The Ingram Collection: the Journey of a 21st Century Collector
Session 4: Dealers
Respondent: John Martin
Claartje Rasterhoff and Filip Vermeylen – Mediators of Trade and Taste: Early Modern Dealers and the European Art Market
Titia Hulst – Leo Castelli’s Innovation: Creating Value in the Primary Market for Avant-garde Art
Agnès Penot – Becoming a Branded Dealer in the 19th Century: the Example of La Maison Goupil
Saturday 1st November:
Strategies of Sales and Display
Day chaired by: Jonathan Woolfson, Sotheby’s Institute of Art - London
Session 1: Market Strategies
Respondent: Jeffrey Boloten
Michelle O’Malley – Botticelli and Market Strategies in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence
Maria Elena Versari – Selling the Avant-Garde: Italian Futurism in the Art Market
Frances Fowle – Marketing Impressionism: Paul Rosenberg’s 1922 Exhibition
Patrizia Thuy Vi Koenig – Fabricating Value: the Limited Edition of Photography in Past and Present
Session 2: Museums and Exhibitions
Respondent: Amy Mechowski
Leanne Zalewski – ‘Choice Imported Pictures’: European Art in New York Auctions, Private Galleries and Museums in the 1880s
Joanna Smalcerz – Wilhelm von Bode and his Networks of Contacts in the Art Market for Old Masters Sculpture in Europe around 1900
Johannes Nathan – The First ‘Documenta’: a Selling Exhibition?
Session 3: Auction Houses
Respondent: Tom Christopherson
Elizabeth Pergam – Selling Pictures: the Value of Auction Catalogue Illustrations
Lukas Fuchsgruber – The Creation of the Hôtel Drouot Auction House in 1852: a New Space for the Discourse of Art and Value
Conference fees: £80 for both days, £40 for one day. Students: £40 for both days, £20 for one day. STUDENT TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
Fee includes buffet lunch on each day and a reception for all participants on the evening of Friday 31st October.
Registration is via our online booking form which accepts payment by credit/debit cards only.
Please click on the link below and select the relevant event at the bottom of the page. If you are attending for one day only, please ensure that you select the correct day. Students should enter the discount code stu14 when requested. Students will be contacted after registration for verification of student status.
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