ANN: Book launch and discussion – Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art (8 Dec 2022; 13:00 AEDT)

Please join us for a brief presentation on the new book by author Dr David Challis followed by a discussion moderated by Associate Professor Christopher Marshall.

Wednesday 8th December at 1.00pm AEDT (9pm 7 Dec EDT)

To be held via Zoom

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About the book:

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 activated powerful ‘push’ and ‘pull’ economic forces that compelled French art collectors to monetise their collections while simultaneously elevating the purchasing power of international art collectors. These factors are shown to have played a significant, and previously under-recognised role, in the large-scale translocation of French modernist art that radically accelerated its commercial and critical reception across the globe and positioned it at the apex of the newly established hierarchy of modern art.

David M. Challis, Ph.D. (2019), The University of Melbourne, is a postdoctoral researcher and sessional teacher in the Art History program at that university. His research distinctions include the 2020 Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for studies in British Art.