CFP: The Collector and Cultural Narratives, SECAC (Birmingham, AL, 17-20 Oct, 2018)

The Collector and Cultural Narratives, 1845-1918

Birmingham, Alabama, United States, October 17-20, 2018
http://www.secacart.org/
SECAC Sessions (pdf)

 

Session Chair
Julie Codell, Arizona State University

From mid-19th century, a new kind of art history narrative about private collectors appeared in Europe and the US, e.g., Anna Jameson’s Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries…,1844, Gustav Waagen’s Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 1854-57; Dumesnil’s multi-volume Histoire des plus célèbres amateurs…, 1853-1860; the Gazette de Beaux-Arts‘s series on “amateurs,” 1850s; F. G. Stephens’s 90 Athenaeum articles on British collectors, 1873-84; Edward Strahan’s (pseud. Earl Shinn) The Art Treasures of America (1879-1882); Continue reading “CFP: The Collector and Cultural Narratives, SECAC (Birmingham, AL, 17-20 Oct, 2018)”

Join us for a lecture at Christie’s, Los Angeles (February 21, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm PST)

Street Art in Los Angeles: Controversy and Ethical Slippages
Los Angeles: February 21, 2018 | 6:30-8:30pm PST

TIAMSA Members are invited to join Christie’s LA for a lecture presented by Christie’s Education, New York Alumna Lizy Dastin. Lizy is a professor of Art History at UCLA and Santa Monica College specializing in contemporary art and urban practice.

She’s a passionate advocate of street art and its makers and is committed to creating a comprehensive digital archive of this otherwise ephemeral practice.

Venue
Christie’s, Los Angeles
336 N Camden Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

RSVP here

CFP: Art for the People? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market – Second TIAMSA Conference (Vienna, 27-29 Sept, 18)

 Art for the People?
Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market

(c) Pablo Helguera, http://openengagement.info/36-pablo-helguera/, 2014

2nd Conference
TIAMSA ­­– The International Art Market Studies Association
Vienna, 27-29 September 2018

In Cooperation with:
Belvedere Research Center, Vienna University – Department of Art History, and Dorotheum

Apply by April 15, 2018

The art world and the market have traditionally been the domain of the elites and have thrived on exclusivity. However, the art world has arguably become much more democratic in recent years thanks to the digital revolution, the inclusion of emerging economies in the world art market system, and the vastly improved access to art and information. The price histories of works of art can nowadays easily be reconstructed using online databases; the threshold for art buying is significantly lowered by online sales platforms; and new buyers in emerging economies are making the art market much less Western-oriented. Moreover, an ever broader range of artworks in different price categories has put (fine) art within reach of the middle classes across the globe. At the same time, art institutions such as museums are under tremendous pressure to be less exclusive. Some of these democratizing tendencies are of course not new. For instance, publishing houses in Europe started disseminating prints on a massive scale already in the sixteenth century, thereby enabling larger segments of the population to acquire images. Continue reading “CFP: Art for the People? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market – Second TIAMSA Conference (Vienna, 27-29 Sept, 18)”

Reminder: TIAMSA at the CAA Los Angeles

Dear TIAMSA Members,

we would like to remind you of upcoming events during the CAA conference in Los Angeles:

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm – Christie’s welcomes TIAMSA Members for a Lecture on Street Art by Lizy Dastin, followed by a Reception

Those who attended last year’s memorable TIAMSA CAA reception at Christie’s New York will not want to miss this event: Christie’s welcomes TIAMSA members for a lecture on “Street Art in Los Angeles: Controversy and Ethical Slippages” by Lizy Dastin (Christie’s Education alumna). The lecture will be followed by a reception. Address: Christie’s, 336 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm – TIAMSA Session at the CAA Conference (Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 404B)

TIAMSA recently joined the College Art Association (CAA, collegeart.org) as an affiliated society, entitling us to a session at the CAA conference. Our members Véronique Chagnon-Burke and Julie Reiss (both Christie’s Education, New York) will convene a session entitled ‘Changing Hands: When Art History Meets the Art Market’. The session will be followed by our trip to the Getty Center (see below). You need to register for the CAA conference in order to attend this session.

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018, 4.30pm-c.8.30pm – TIAMSA Visit to the Getty Archive and Provenance Index (by registration only)

On the occasion of the CAA Conference in Los Angeles 2018 TIAMSA is offering a two hours program with Gail Feigenbaum (Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute – GRI), Sally McKay (Head of Special Collections Services at the GRI), and Sandra van Ginhoven (Research Associate at the GRI) who will kindly host our members for a special tour of dealers’ archives, as well as the Getty Provenance Index and the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Center. At 7pm our group will join the CAA VIP reception in the Getty Museum Lobby.

Only two tickets left:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiamsa-tour-and-reception-at-the-getty-tickets-41842741767?aff=eac2

Friday, 23 Feb 2018, 12.30pm-1.30pm – TIAMSA ‘Business Meeting’ at the CAA Conference (Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 410)

Our ‘business meeting’ during the CAA conference will not be a somber affair! Open to TIAMSA members and those interested in our association, this friendly gathering will be organized to share and discuss with you the plans for the year and to listen to your ideas and concerns. You need not register for the CAA conference in order to join this business meeting.

We look forward to welcoming members for a promising week in LA!

All the best,

Veronika, Johannes & Gretchen

The Art Market Dictionary SURVEY – the AMD is looking for your feedback

Art Market Dictionary

artmarketdictionary.info

In order to better understand the relevance of the Art Market Dictionary for various target groups, De Gruyter has started an online survey.

Please spread this survey link widely (via copy/paste onto facebook or twitter).

The survey will run until end of February. 

English: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/AMD_EN
German: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/AMD_DE


The AMD is the first comprehensive scholarly guide to art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, and agents from multiple national and historical contexts.
The AMD’s first part, on Europe and North America in the 20th and 21st centuries, will be published as an online searchable database and in print in 2019.
​The first part will comprise three printed volumes with ca. 2,000 entries, and an additional ca. 3,000 online entries.​
​We are still looking for authors; if you are interested in contributing, find out more here.

TIAMSA Special Event at The Getty during CAA 2018 (Los Angeles, 22 Feb, 18)

22 February, Los Angeles

During the CAA Conference in Los Angeles 2018 TIAMSA is offering a

Two-hour-program at The GETTY 

with
Gail Feigenbaum (Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute – GRI),
Sally McKay (Head of Special Collections Services at the GRI), and
Sandra van Ginhoven (Research Associate at the GRI)
who will kindly host our members for a special tour of dealers’ archives, as well as the Getty Provenance Index and the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Center.

The event will follow the TIAMSA session at the CAA conference on February 22nd (Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 404B, 2pm-3:30pm). A private bus will take us from the Convention Center to the Getty Center at 3:45pm (see link below).

For those who want to join us directly at the Getty Center (1200 Getty Center Dr #1100, Los Angeles, CA 90049), please be at the entrance of the Getty Research Institute by 4:20pm on the day and let us know by sending an e-mail to office@artmarketstudies.org that you will not use the bus.

We invite TIAMSA members and those intending to take up membership to join us on this free tour that will provide fantastic inside views of the holdings of the Getty Research Center and of the Getty Provenance Index.

TICKETS are free but limited, please register here!

Program

4:30-5:30pm: Presentation of selected materials from the Getty Special Collections archive by Sally McKay (Head of Special Collections Services at the GRI) and Sandra van Ginhoven (Research Associate at the GRI)

5:30-6:30pm: Presentation of the Provenance Index and the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance by Gail Feigenbaum (Associate Director of the GRI)

7:00pm: Our group will be welcome to join the CAA VIP reception at the Getty Museum Lobby

A private bus to The Getty has been organised by TIAMSA. Meeting point is 3.30pm, Gilbert Lindsay Drive, 1201 S Figueroa St. outside the Los Angeles Convention Center, departure is at 3.45pm – please be on time if you are coming with us!

Please get in touch with Veronika at office@artmarketstudies.org, if you signed up but cannot attend.