Book out now: John Zarobell, Art and the Global Economy

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Book Out Now: Sophie Raux, Lotteries, Art Markets, and Visual Culture (Brill, HCAM 4)

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Studies in the History of Collecting and Art Markets series (HCAM 4)

Author: Sophie Raux
Lotteries, Art Markets, and Visual Culture in the Low Countries, 15th-17th Centuries

Lotteries, Art Markets, and Visual Culture examines lotteries as devices for distributing images and art objects, and constructing their value in the former Low Countries. Alongside the fairs and before specialist auction sales were established, they were an atypical but popular and large-scale form of the art trade. As part of a growing entrepreneurial sensibility based on speculation and a sense of risk, they lay behind many innovations. This study looks at their actors, networks and strategies. It considers the objects at stake, their value, and the forms of visual communication intended to boost an appetite for ownership. Ultimately, it contemplates how the lottery culture impacted notions of Fortune and Vanitas in the visual arts.

Publication Date: 19 February 2018
ISBN: 978-90-04-35881-2

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Review. NS: L. Rother: Kunst durch Kredit 1935

Review of

Rother, Lynn: Kunst durch Kredit. Die Berliner Museen und ihre Erwerbungen von der Dresdner Bank 1935
Berlin: De Gruyter 2017
ISBN 978-3-11-049452-5
492 S.
EUR 49,95

Rezensiert für H-Soz-Kult von: Anja Heuß, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
<a.heuss@staatsgalerie.de>

Die vorliegende Studie rekonstruiert erstmals umfassend den Verkauf eines großen Konvolutes von Kunstwerken durch die Dresdner Bank an das Land Preußen im August 1935. Es handelte sich dabei um den “größte[n] Kunstdeal während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus” (S. 1). Für 7,5 Millionen RM wurden 4.401 Objekte vom Land Preußen erworben und an verschiedene Berliner Museen überwiesen. Quantitativ erhielt das Schlossmuseum die meisten Objekte, gefolgt von der Skulpturen-Abteilung, der Nationalgalerie und der Gemäldegalerie. Gemessen an den Ankaufspreisen erhielten jedoch die Gemäldegalerie und das Schlossmuseum die wertvollsten Konvolute. Heute befinden sich immerhin noch mindestens 1.600 Werke im Besitz der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin; die Verluste gehen einerseits auf Verkäufe noch in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus, andererseits wohl auf Zerstörungen während des Zweiten Weltkrieges zurück. Die Verkäufe zwischen 1935 und 1945, vor allem die Auktion von fast 800 Objekten über den Münchner Kunsthändler Julius Böhler 1937, werden von der Autorin ausführlich behandelt. Continue reading “Review. NS: L. Rother: Kunst durch Kredit 1935”

Book Out Now: Georgina Adam, The Dark Side of the Book

DARK SIDE OF THE BOOM
THE EXCESSES OF THE ART MARKET IN THE 21ST CENTURY

by Georgina Adam

£19.99 GBP

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  • From the author of the bestselling Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century
  • This sequel volume focuses on the negative impact of the contemporary art market’s rapid boom
  • A timely investigation into the excesses at the top of the art market in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations
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This book lifts the lid on some of the excesses that the 21st-century explosion of the contemporary art market brought in its wake, notably at its very top end. The buying of art as an investment, temptations to forgery, tax evasion, money laundering and pressure to produce more and more art all form part of this story, as do issues over authentication and the impact of the enhanced use of financial instruments on art transactions.

 

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Book Out Now: Peter Carpreau, The Value of Taste

The Value of Taste
Auction Prices and the Evolution of Taste in Dutch and
Flemish Golden Age Painting (1642–2011)

by Peter Carpreau

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Collectors and Dealers Series (HMCD 3)

approx. 295 p., 82 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-909400-48-1
Languages: English
HardbackHardback
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Taste is a well known but largely underestimated phenomenon. Yet it is one of the factors that has shaped our knowledge and view of art. Why is Rembrandt van Rijn today considered to be one of the greatest painters in European art while Gerard de Lairesse, Rembrandt’s younger contemporary and one of the best-selling painters of his day, is now forgotten?

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Book Out Now: Diana Kostyrko, René Gimpel (1918-1939)

The Journal of the Transatlantic Art Dealer:
René Gimpel (1918-1939)

by Diana Kostyrko

 

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Collectors and Dealers Series (HMCD 2)

approx. 220 p., 45 b/w ill. + 3 colour ill., 220 x 280 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-909400-51-1
Languages: English, French
Hardback
Brepols / Harvey Miller – Collectors and Dealers (HMCD 2)
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Table of Contents

The journal of the transatlantic art dealer, René Gimpel (1881-1945), is evaluated for its legacy.

The transatlantic art dealer, René Gimpel (1881-1945), maintained an interwar journal for twenty-one years until, like many Jews in France, he was overtaken by radical political events.

In this book, Diana Kostyrko explores why Gimpel’s journal should be taken seriously as a sociohistorical document. In contextualising the journal, including its reception since first published in 1963, she intercuts art history with material culture and a sociology of modernity. Firstly setting the art dealer in context, the author examines the dominant themes which thread through the journal ‑ ranging from the escalation in power and status of European dealers catering to but also rivalling wealthy private collectors, to the irresistible pressure of twentieth-century modernity on collecting practices.

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New Volume out now: Revolutionary Paris and the Market

Brill is pleased to announce

Darius A. Spieth, Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art

Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets (HCAM), Vol. 3
with a Foreword by Marc Fumaroli

Revolutionary Paris and the Market
ISBN13: 9789004336988
E-ISBN: 9789004276758
Publication Date: December 2017
Copyright Year: 2018
Format: Hardback
Publication Type: Book
Pages, Illustr.: xxii, 514 pp., 174 full color ill.
Imprint: BRILL
Language: English