Pioneers of the Global Art Market

Pioneers of the Global Art Market
Author: Christel H. Force
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN: 1501342770
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers of the Global Art Market Book Excerpt:

By the turn of the twentieth century, Paris was the capital of the art world. While this is usually understood to mean that Paris was the center of art production and trading, this book examines a phenomenon that has received little attention thus far: Paris-based dealers relied on an ever-expanding international network of peers. Many of the city's galleries capitalized on foreign collectors' interest by expanding globally and proactively cultivating transnational alliances. If the French capital drew artists from around the world-from Cassatt to Picasso-the contemporary-art market was international in scope. Art dealers deliberately tapped into a growing pool of discerning collectors in northern and eastern Europe, the UK, and the USA. International trade was rendered not just desirable but necessary by the devastating effects of wars, revolutions, currency devaluation and market crashes which stalled collecting in Europe. Pioneers of the Global Art Market assembles original scholarship based on a close inspection of and fresh perspective on extant dealer records. It caters to an amplified curiosity concerning the emergence and workings of our unprecedented contemporary-centric and global art market. This anthology fills a significant gap in the expanding field of art market studies by addressing how, initially, contemporary art, which is now known as historical modernism, made its way into collections: who validated what by promoting and selling it, where, and how. It includes unpublished material, concrete examples, bibliographical and archival references, and should appeal to academics, curators, educators, dealers, collectors, artists and art lovers alike. It celebrates the modern art dealer as transnational impresario, the global reach of the modern-art market, and the impact of traders on the history of collecting, and ultimately on the history of art.

Art Markets Agents and Collectors

Art Markets  Agents and Collectors
Author: Adriana Turpin,Susan Bracken
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1501348892
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Markets Agents and Collectors Book Excerpt:

Art Markets, Agents and Collectors brings together a wide variety of case studies, based on letters and detailed archival research, which nuance the history of the art market and the role of the collector within it. Using diaries, account books and other archival sources, the contributions to this volume show how agents set up networks and acquired works of art, often developing the taste and knowledge of the collectors for whom they were working. They are therefore seen as important actors in the market, having a specific role that separates them from auctioneers, dealers, museum curators or amateurs, while at the same time acknowledging and analyzing the dual positions that many held. Each chronological period is introduced by a contextual essay, written by a leading expert in the field, which sets out the art market in the period concerned and the ways in which agents functioned. This book is an invaluable tool for those needing a broader introduction to the intricate workings of the art market.

Th odore Rousseau and the Rise of the Modern Art Market

Th  odore Rousseau and the Rise of the Modern Art Market
Author: Simon Kelly
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 1501343807
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Th odore Rousseau and the Rise of the Modern Art Market Book Excerpt:

The 19th century in France witnessed the emergence of the structures of the modern art market that remain until this day. This book examines the relationship between the avant-garde Barbizon landscape painter, Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867), and this market, exploring the constellation of patrons, art dealers and critics who surrounded the artist. It argues for the pioneering role of Rousseau, his patrons and his public in the origins of the modern art market, and, in so doing, shifts attention away from the more traditional focus on the novel careers of the Impressionists and their supporters. Drawing on extensive archival research, the book provides new insight into the role of the modern artist as professional. It provides a new understanding of the complex iconographical and formal choices within Rousseau's work, rediscovering the original radical charge that once surrounded the artist's work and led to extensive and peculiarly modern tensions with the market place.

Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art

Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art
Author: David Challis
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-08-04
ISBN: 9004468714
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art Book Excerpt:

Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art examines how the collapse of the French franc in the decades following the First World War impacted the supply and demand dynamics of the market for French modernist art.

Reframing Japonisme

Reframing Japonisme
Author: Elizabeth Emery
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-17
ISBN: 1501344668
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reframing Japonisme Book Excerpt:

Japonisme, the nineteenth-century fascination for Japanese art, has generated an enormous body of scholarship since the beginning of the twenty-first century, but most of it neglects the women who acquired objects from the Far East and sold them to clients or displayed them in their homes before bequeathing them to museums. The stories of women shopkeepers, collectors, and artists rarely appear in memoirs left by those associated with the japoniste movement. This volume brings to light the culturally important, yet largely forgotten activities of women such as Clémence d'Ennery (1823–1898), who began collecting Japanese and Chinese chimeras in the 1840s, built and decorated a house for them in the 1870s, and bequeathed the “Musée d'Ennery” to the state as a free public museum in 1893. A friend of the Goncourt brothers and a fifty-year patron of Parisian dealers of Asian art, d'Ennery's struggles to gain recognition as a collector and curator serve as a lens through which to examine the collecting and display practices of other women of her day. Travelers to Japan such as the Duchesse de Persigny, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Laure Durand- Fardel returned with souvenirs that they shared with friends and family. Salon hostesses including Juliette Adam, Louise Cahen d'Anvers, Princesse Mathilde, and Marguerite Charpentier provided venues for the discussion and examination of Japanese art objects, as did well-known art dealers Madame Desoye, Madame Malinet, Madame Hatty, and Madame Langweil. Writers, actresses, and artists-Judith Gautier, Thérèse Bentzon, Sarah Bernhardt, and Mary Cassatt, to name just a few- took inspiration from the Japanese material in circulation to create their own unique works of art. Largely absent from the history of Japonisme, these women-and many others-actively collected Japanese art, interacted with auction houses and art dealers, and formed collections now at the heart of museums such as the Louvre, the Musée Guimet, the Musée Cernuschi, the Musée Unterlinden, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa

Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa
Author: Zachary Kingdon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 1501337939
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa Book Excerpt:

The early collections from Africa in Liverpool's World Museum reflect the city's longstanding shipping and commercial links with Africa's Atlantic coast. A principal component of these collections is an assemblage of several thousand artefacts from western Africa that were transported to institutions in northwest England between 1894 and 1916 by the Liverpool steam ship engineer Arnold Ridyard. While Ridyard's collecting efforts can be seen to have been shaped by the steamers' dynamic capacity to connect widely separated people and places, his Methodist credentials were fundamental in determining the profile of his African networks, because they meant that he was not part of official colonial authority in West Africa. Kingdon's study uncovers the identities of many of Ridyard's numerous West African collaborators and discusses their interests and predicaments under the colonial dispensation. Against this background account, their agendas are examined with reference to surviving narratives that accompanied their donations and within the context of broader processes of trans-imperial exchange, through which they forged new identities and statuses for themselves and attempted to counter expressions of British cultural imperialism in the region. The study concludes with a discussion of the competing meanings assigned to the Ridyard assemblage by the Liverpool Museum and examines the ways in which its re-contextualization in museum contexts helped to efface signs of the energies and narratives behind its creation.

Ellen Emmet Rand

Ellen Emmet Rand
Author: Alexis L. Boylan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 1350189952
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ellen Emmet Rand Book Excerpt:

Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941) was one of the most important and prolific portraitists in the United States in the first decades of the twentieth century. She negotiated her career, reputation, family, and finances in modern and commercially savvy ways-revealing the complex negotiations needed to balance these competing pressures. Engaging with newly available archival documents and featuring scholars with radically different approaches to visual culture, this edited collection not only seeks to interrogate the meaning of Rand's portraits and her career, but indeed to rethink gender, art, race, business, and modernism in the twentieth century.

Old Masters Worldwide

Old Masters Worldwide
Author: Susanna Avery-Quash,Barbara Pezzini
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1501348167
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Masters Worldwide Book Excerpt:

As a result of the Napoleonic wars, vast numbers of Old Master paintings were released on to the market from public and private collections across continental Europe. The knock-on effect was the growth of the market for Old Masters from the 1790s up to the early 1930s, when the Great Depression put an end to its expansion. This book explores the global movement of Old Master paintings and investigates some of the changes in the art market that took place as a result of this new interest. Arguably, the most important phenomenon was the diminishing of the traditional figure of the art agent and the rise of more visible, increasingly professional, dealerships; firms such as Colnaghi and Agnew's in Britain, Goupil in France and Knoedler in the USA, came into existence. Old Masters Worldwide explores the ways in which the pioneering practices of such businesses contributed to shape a changing market.

Rhapsodic Objects

Rhapsodic Objects
Author: Yaelle Biro,Noemie Etienne
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-12-20
ISBN: 3110757664
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhapsodic Objects Book Excerpt:

Zirkulation und Nachahmung haben einen wesentlichen Einfluss auf die Gestaltung der materiellen Welt. Die Beiträge des Bandes untersuchen, wie technisches Wissen, immaterielle Wünsche und politische Agenden die Produktion und Rezeption der visuellen und materiellen Kultur im Wandel der Zeit und Orte prägten. Sie gehen den Wanderungen von Kulturgütern unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Entstehungskontexte nach. Mit dem Begriff des „rhapsodischen Objektes" werden dabei die vielschichtigen, nicht immer in einem Zusammenhang stehenden Erzählungen der Objekte angesprochen.

Culture and Commerce

Culture and Commerce
Author: Mukti Khaire
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 1503603083
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Commerce Book Excerpt:

Art and business are often described as worlds apart, even diametric opposites. And yet, these realms are close cousins in creative industries where firms bring cultural goods to market, attaching price tags to music, paintings, theater, literature, film, and fashion. Building on theories of value construction and cultural production, Culture and Commerce details the processes by which artistic worth is decoded, translated, and converted to economic value. Mukti Khaire introduces readers to three industry players: creators, producers (who bring to market and distribute cultural goods), and intermediaries (who critique and rave about them). Case studies of firms from Chanel and Penguin to tastemakers like the Pritzker Prize and The Sundance Institute illuminate how these professionals construct a vital value chain. Highlighting the role of "pioneer entrepreneurs"—who carve out space for radical, new product categories—Khaire illustrates how creative professionals influence our sense of value, shifting consumer behavior and our culture in deep, surprising ways.

Cosmopolitan Canvases

Cosmopolitan Canvases
Author: Olav Velthuis,Stefano Baia Curioni
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0198717741
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmopolitan Canvases Book Excerpt:

Providing a unique insight into the global art market, this book discusses the flows of contemporary art, the migration of contemporary artists, and the worldwide diffusion of organisational models which the art market has recently witnessed.

TEFAF art market report

TEFAF art market report
Author: Clare Andrew
Publsiher: Vior Webmedia
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-21
ISBN: 9075375190
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TEFAF art market report Book Excerpt:

In this, the latest TEFAF report on the international art and antiques market, Dr Clare McAndrew of Arts Economics analyses the 47.4 billion global art trade in 2013. This annual survey has become the established source of data on an increasingly important economic sector, which now supports 2.5 million jobs worldwide in over 308,000 businesses. This year the emphasis is on the US, the worlds largest art market, and on China, its fastest growing rival in recent years. The report draws attention to the part played by art fairs in attracting international collectors to a single location. TEFAF Maastricht, which last year drew over 70,000 visitors from sixty one countries, is a leading example of the economic benefits of such events. We are again grateful to Anthony Browne for organizing this annual research programme for TEFAF. Willem Baron van Dedem President Ben Janssens Chairman

Crossroads in New Media Identity and Law

Crossroads in New Media  Identity and Law
Author: Wouter de Been,P. Arora,M. Hildebrandt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN: 1137491264
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossroads in New Media Identity and Law Book Excerpt:

Crossroads in New Media, Identity and Law is a compilation of essays on the nexus of new information and communication technologies, cultural identity, law and politics. The essays provoke timely discussions on how these different spheres affect each other and co-evolve in our increasingly hyper-connected and globalized world.

Photography

Photography
Author: David Bate
Publsiher: Berg
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2009-08-15
ISBN: 1845206673
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photography Book Excerpt:

Photography: The Key Concepts provides an ideal guide to the place of photography in our society and to the extraordinary range of photographic genres.

Transnational Trajectories in East Asia

Transnational Trajectories in East Asia
Author: Yasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 1317592581
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Trajectories in East Asia Book Excerpt:

In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly contradictory developments as they bear on the transformations of the nation and citizenship in East Asia. Conventionally, studies on East Asia juxtapose these developments, focusing on the much-exercised dichotomy of the national and transnational. In contrast, this book suggests a different orientation. First, it moves beyond the simplistic view that demarcates the transnational as "the West". Second, it does not view the national and transnational as distinct or contradictory spheres of influence and analysis, but rather, focuses on the interactions between the two, with a view on how these interactions work to transform the ideals and practices of the "good nation", "good society", and "good citizen". The chapters cover a broad range of empirical research--education, science, immigration, multicultural policy, human rights, gender and youth orientations, art and food flows, politics of values and regional identity--which highlight the ways in which the nation is reconfigured, and the relationship between the citizen and (national) collective is redefined, in relation to transnational dynamics and frameworks. Transnational Trajectories in East Asia provides a new perspective on and original analysis of transnational processes, bringing a fresh understanding to developments of the nation and citizenship in the region. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of transnationalization and globalization; comparative citizenship, migration, and multiculturalism; and Asian politics, society, and regionalism.

A Companion to Feminist Art

A Companion to Feminist Art
Author: Hilary Robinson,Maria Elena Buszek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-06-24
ISBN: 1118929187
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Feminist Art Book Excerpt:

Original essays offering fresh ideas and global perspectives on contemporary feminist art The term ‘feminist art’ is often misused when viewed as a codification within the discipline of Art History—a codification that includes restrictive definitions of geography, chronology, style, materials, influence, and other definitions inherent to Art Historical and museological classifications. Employing a different approach, A Companion to Feminist Art defines ‘art’ as a dynamic set of material and theoretical practices in the realm of culture, and ‘feminism’ as an equally dynamic set of activist and theoretical practices in the realm of politics. Feminist art, therefore, is not a simple classification of a type of art, but rather the space where feminist politics and the domain of art-making intersect. The Companion provides readers with an overview of the developments, concepts, trends, influences, and activities within the space of contemporary feminist art—in different locations, ways of making, and ways of thinking. Newly-commissioned essays focus on the recent history of and current discussions within feminist art. Diverse in scope and style, these contributions range from essays on the questions and challenges of large sectors of artists, such as configurations of feminism and gender in post-Cold War Europe, to more focused conversations with women artists on Afropean decoloniality. Ranging from discussions of essentialism and feminist aesthetics to examinations of political activism and curatorial practice, the Companion informs and questions readers, introduces new concepts and fresh perspectives, and illustrates just how much more there is to discover within the realm of feminist art. Addresses the intersection between feminist thinking and major theories that have influenced art theory Incorporates diverse voices from around the world to offer viewpoints on global feminisms from scholars who live and work in the regions about which they write Examines how feminist art intersects with considerations of collectivity, war, maternal relationships, desire, men, and relational aesthetics Explores the myriad ways in which the experience of inhabiting and perceiving aged, raced, and gendered bodies relates to feminist politics in the art world Discusses a range practices in feminism such as activism, language, education, and different ways of making art The intersection of feminist art-making and feminist politics are not merely components of a unified whole, they sometimes diverge and divide. A Companion to Feminist Art is an indispensable resource for artists, critics, scholars, curators, and anyone seeking greater strength on the subject through informed critique and debate.

The Global Contemporary Art World

The Global Contemporary Art World
Author: Jonathan Harris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1118288912
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Contemporary Art World Book Excerpt:

Doing the business : producing consumption in the Hong Kong art world -- New media art and cultural globalism in South Korea -- Globalizing Indian contemporary art : the biennial as rhetorical form -- Social production of contemporary art in the PRC : higher education and the branding of 'contemporary Chinese art' -- Contemporary art and post-national identities in the State of Palestine

Global Art

Global Art
Author: Silvia von Bennigsen,Irene Gludowacz,Susanne van Hagen
Publsiher: Hatje Cantz Pub
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Art Book Excerpt:

"Will globalization change art forever? This highly topical theme is presented through a series of interviews with insiders from the international art scene: artists, collectors, museum directors, gallerists, exhibitors, and business people from all over the world give their views and opinions, shedding light on the opportunities and dangers offered by the globalization of art." --Book Jacket.

Dak Art

Dak Art
Author: Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi,Thomas Fillitz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 100018563X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dak Art Book Excerpt:

What can an art biennale in Dakar, Senegal, tell us about current discourses surrounding the place of art in the world, and in the academic study of anthropology? This volume investigates the Dak'Art biennale, ranked among the world's top 20 biennials, drawing upon fieldwork, archival research, and the experiences of those involved. In so doing, the chapters make a statement about the impact of globally-acting art biennials, contributing to current scholarship both on biennales and the anthropology of art scene more widely. Part I opens with the history of its foundation and considers it in conjunction with the rise of contemporary art in Senegal. Part II deals with the biennale's various objectives, selection strategies, exhibition spaces, platforms for debate, and discourses between the State, the secretariat and local artists and art world professionals. Part III examines the cyclical creation of contemporary African art, and questions if the Biennial creates local canonical practices. The Epilogue uses the Dak'art biennale to question assumptions around practice in general biennale scholarship and work. Featuring a dialogic structure between practitioners of art and anthropologists, this unique volume will be of interest to students of anthropology, art history and practice, African studies and curatorial practice.

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization
Author: Octavian Esanu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-08
ISBN: 1000180239
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the art historical category of "contemporary art" from a transregional perspective, but unlike other volumes of its kind, it focuses in on non-Western instantiations of "the contemporary." The book concerns itself with the historical conditions in which a radically new mode of artistic production, distribution, and consumption – called "contemporary art" – emerged in some countries of Eastern Europe, the post-Soviet republics of the USSR, India, Latin America, and the Middle East, following both local and broader sociopolitical processes of modernization and neoliberalization. Its main argument is that one cannot fully engage with the idea of the "global contemporary" without also paying careful attention to the particular, local, and/or national symptoms of the contemporary condition. Part I is methodological and theoretical in scope, while Part II is historical and documentary. For the latter, a number of case studies address the emergence of the category "contemporary art" in the context of Lebanon, Egypt, India, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, and Moldova. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, globalism, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies.