TIAMSA Blog: Summary of “Exploring the Gilded Age Art Market through a Digital Lens” by Anne Helmreich

On the 13th February, through the auspices of Louisa Woodbury, Head of Research, The Frick Art Reference Library, and Ellen Prokop, co-founder of the Digital Art History Lab, the Frick Art Collection, TIAMSA member Anne Helmreich, Associate Director, Digital Initiatives, Getty, presented a public lecture, “Exploring the Gilded Age Art Market through a Digital Lens.”

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Student Blog: TIAMSA Conference 2018 – Section 3: “Elites and the People” by Theresa Auer

The last panel on the second day of the 2018 TIAMSA conference addressed a very promising topic: “Elites and the people” in relation to the contemporary art market. Even though Friday’s schedule was tight and demanding, the audience still seemed passionate to follow a very interesting discussion.

Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC Paris) presenting ‘The Bifurcation of the Art Market. Precedents and Consequences’ at the 2018 TIAMSA Conference in Vienna
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Student Blog: TIAMSA Conference 2018 – Section 1: Transformations by Pol Edinger

The Blickle Kino at the Museum Belvedere 21, located in immediate proximity to the prestigious Schloss Belvedere, hosted the second of the three-day TIAMSA conference. Belvedere 21 was originally built as the Austrian Pavilion for the 1958 World Fair in Brussels and was later transferred to its present location where it opened as a museum for contemporary art in 1962.

All in all there were 12 talks on this day. What follows is a summary of the first section of that day’s talks, entitled “Transformations”, chaired by Christian Huemer, Director of the Belvedere Research Center.

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TIAMSA New York: Reception hosted by CENY & TIAMSA, Feb 14th, New York

To celebrate the annual conference of the College Art Association held in New York City this year, Christie’s Education and The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA) cordially invite you to a reception on Thursday, February 14th 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

TIAMSA supports the understanding and study of art markets of all periods and geographic areas and encourages research by providing a platform for networking, gatherings and information exchange open to scholars, students and professionals alike.

RSVP by emailing us by 14 February 2pm (NY time) at newyork@christies.edu

Event Information

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 5:30 – 7:30pm

Christie’s Education, New York
1230 Avenue of the Americas
20th Floor
New York, NY 10020

ANN: TIAMSA Session „Share and Connect: Databases for Art Market Studies” at CAA New York, 15 February 2019

New York City, 15 February 2019, 12:30-1:30pm – Share and Connect: Databases for Art Market Studies; TIAMSA session at the College Art Association (CAA) Conference (Chaired by Clarissa Ricci, Iuav University of Venice and Sandra van Ginhoven, Getty Research Institute); Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 2nd floor, ‘Nassau East’

Databases and digital techniques frequently challenge current approaches to research, not least through the introduction of a new vocabulary. While this opens some exciting perspectives, the use of such tools requires careful consideration and modelling of key concepts and relationships. This ‘Share and Connect’ meeting is open both to TIAMSA scholars and other colleagues interested in the use of databases and digital techniques for art market studies who wish to share their different methodological approaches, questions and insights. The aim of the meeting is to form an international group around the use of databases in art market studies in order to expand our field of inquiry. The discussion will be based on the input from the following brief presentations:

Fiene Leunissen, Research Scholar, Duke Art, Law & Markets Initiative, Duke University: Teaching Art Markets: Data Limitations & Alternative Metrics in the South Korean Auction Market

Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck, Junior Professor for Art History and Art Market, University of Cologne: ART | GALLERY GIS | COLOGNE – A Digital Mapping Project on the ART COLOGNE (1967– 1997)

Jeffrey Taylor, MGES Program Grosland Director, Western Colorado University: Measuring the US Art Market Using Labor and Tax Data

The session is open to all visitors of the CAA conference. Please note that you will not have to purchase access to the 2019 CAA Conference in order to attend!

ANN: TIAMSA Session „The Studio as Market” at CAA New York, 13 February 2019

New York City, 13 February 2019, 8:30-10:00am – The Studio as Market (Chaired by Julie Codell, Arizona State University) – TIAMSA-Session at the CAA (College Art Association) Conference; Location: New York Hilton Midtown, 3rd floor, Grand Ballroom West


Artists’ studios have been the site of workshops, collaboration, promotion, mystery, and myth, at times considered a hallowed space, at other times a disreputable one. They have also been the places of social, political, and economic transactions that shape aesthetic values. In the studio artists self-fashioned their social status and promoted their works. They invited critics, dealers, and patrons into their studios, turning the latter into sites that combined a presumed mysterious creative energy with economic exchange while purposely misapprehending economic considerations. This session will explore how artists – facing dwindling church and aristocratic patronage from the eighteenth century on – strategically entered the “free” market by using their studios to promote and sell works in conjunction with creating marketable public identities to engage buyers and generate symbolic capital for their name and their work.

Julie Codell, Arizona State UniversityThe Studio as Market. Victorian Artists’ Studios as Public Spaces

Andrew Stephenson, Independent ScholarFrancis Bacon’ s London Studios – Before and After 1930

Sasha Davis, The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Designed to Impress: Chaim Gross and the Studio at 526 LaGuardia Place

Di Wang, University of Oxford Lunch at the Artist’ s Studio

Abstracts can be found at https://www.artmarketstudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/TIAMSA-panel-for-CAA-2019-NYC.pdf

Please note that you will have to purchase access to the 2019 CAA Conference in order to attend.

CFP: CIHA Motion – Transformation (Florence, 1-6 Sep 19)

Florence, Italy, September 1 – 06, 2019
Deadline: Jan 15, 2019



The CIHA Italia Committee invites proposals for 8 of the 9 Sessions of the 35° CIHA
World Congress Motion: Transformation
Provide a title, an abstract of 350 – 450 words in length, a short biographical note of
no more than 100 words, a CV, your institutional affiliation (if any), reference
letters from supervisors, a list of publications, etc. Please submit your
proposal uploading all documents as one PDF file at the following link: http://www.ciha-italia.it/florence2019/2018/04/07/upload-your-paper/

Please make sure the title is concise and reflects the contents of the paper, because the
title is what appears online, on social media and in the printed

Please name your submission file and clearly describe in your abstract the case and
the themes you intend to engage with. Your proposal is meant to be pertinent in
the topics of the Session you would like to participate in.


Young scholars, graduate students, PhD students and candidates have the opportunity to attend the Congress presenting a Paper or a Poster, qualifying for grants provided by the Getty Foundation – Los Angeles.

Applicants coming from low GDP countries worldwide are especially welcome.

If you are presenting a proposal for a
Paper, please remember that it is meant to be pertinent in the topics of
the Session you would like to participate in. If you apply for a Poster presentation
instead, it is not necessary to indicate a specific Session.

Applicants for the Getty Grants should not upload their proposals using the platform.

They are instead kindly asked to submit their proposals and documents sending an e-mail at the following address: firenze2019@ciha-italia.it and pointing out they are applying for the Getty
Foundation grants.

To the grant holders will be given more information once they will receive an
acknowledgement of receipt.

The awarded Papers and Posters will be published on the CIHA Italia Firenze 2019
website as content proceedings of the Congress.

Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2019

Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2019

Draft paper submission: in the two months prior to the conference the conveners
will be in contact with the Congress organizers and the Chairs to discuss draft
versions of their papers/posters.

the Papers, the Congress organizers are aiming at 20 minutes
presentations + 10 minutes for debating.

Language differences will be accommodated as follows: everyone will be allowed
to speak in their own language, but an English version of their own
contribution is meant to be provided to the Congress organizers and will be
projected on a screen during each talk. Debates will be moderated in English.

CIHA plans to refund Speakers with a grant of about 500 € that will be handed
at their arrival in Florence.

-The registration fee for Speakers is of 150 €.
It includes congress kit, participation in all the sessions, Opening
cocktail and keynote speeches. More information on terms of payment will be
given soon.

-The registration fee for young scholars, PhD students and graduated students is of
80 €.

-Travel and accommodation: travel organization will be up to each Speaker, as well as
the accommodation option (the CIHA Italia Committee Secretariat will provide
soon a list of suggestions). It is expected
that candidates are able to seek funding in their own country to cover travel
and accommodation expenses.

For any further information please contact us using the following email address: firenze2019@cihaitalia.it