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


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

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
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Retail price: EUR 110,00 excl. tax

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
Brepols / Harvey Miller – Collectors and Dealers (HMCD 2)
Retail price: EUR 100,00 excl. tax

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

CFP: Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 69

Connoisseurship and the Knowledge of Art in the Netherlands, 1400 to the present

Connoisseurship has long been suspect. Though essential to the study of material objects, it has been opposed to the more ‘substantive’ discipline of academic art history, and reviled as outmoded and elitist, as tainted by the market, and as concerned merely with such artist-reifying/mystifying issues as attribution, authenticity and the autograph ‘hand’. The connoisseur – with typically his ‘eye’ – has been dismissed as a dinosaur. Continue reading “CFP: Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, vol. 69”

Book Out Now: Titia Hulst, A History of the Western Art Market

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A History of the Western Art Market
A Sourcebook of Writings on Artists, Dealers, and Markets
Titia Hulst (Editor)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 432 pages

ISBN: 9780520290631
September 2017
$34.95, £27.95
also available in Hardback

This is the first sourcebook to trace the emergence and evolution of art markets in the Western economy, framing them within the larger narrative of the ascendancy of capitalist markets. Selected writings from across academic disciplines present compelling evidence of art’s inherent commercial dimension and show how artists, dealers, and collectors have interacted over time, from the city-states of Quattrocento Italy to the high-stakes markets of postmillennial New York and Beijing. This approach casts a startling new light on the traditional concerns of art history and aesthetics, revealing much that is provocative, profound, and occasionally even comic. This volume’s unique historical perspective makes it appropriate for use in college courses and postgraduate and professional programs, as well as for professionals working in art-related environments such as museums, galleries, and auction houses.

The reader includes the texts of 110 authors and is available now.

Out now: Julie Verlaine (ed.), Le Comité professionnel des galeries d’art

Julie Verlaine (ed.), Le Comité professionnel des galeries d’art, soixante-dix ans d’histoire 

(1947-2017), Paris, Hazan, 18 octobre 2017, 176 p (with contributions by Clara Bouveresse, Tatiana Debroux, Alexis Fournol, Alain Marciano, Jérémie Molho, Nathalie Moureau and Marion Vidal).

Founded in 1947 by a group of Parisian merchants (Louis Carré, Gildo Caputo), the Professional Committee of Art Galleries (CPGA) was originally intended to be a lobbying body vis-à-vis public authorities and elected officials, a space for collective thinking and sociability for Parisian merchants and a place for the emergence of proposals for tax, legal and economic reforms of the French art markets. Its history reflects that of the art markets and presents an effective key to analyze major issues such as the regulation of trade, the definition of original works of art, the defense of the French art market or even contractual relations with artists and collectors.
This book is the result of multidisciplinary research based on unpublished archive material and numerous interviews. It examines thehighlights of the activity of the CPGA during its 70 years of existence and places the CPGA in the broader context of the market’s growth of the world of contemporary art.

The book is now available from all good bookstores.