Art Market Talk, “Global Business Models”, Art Basel Miami 2017

December 8, 2017, Art Basel Miami Beach

Moderator: Josh Baer, Advisor and Publisher, Baer Faxt, New York

This panel addresses the way in which museums and galleries are responding to the increasing pressures of the global art world and whether they are choosing similar expansion models or different options for going global. The funding required for public institutions to mount high-quality exhibitions is becoming increasingly scarce. At the same time, major galleries are more often in a strong enough financial position to do so. Is the trend of museum curators crossing over to galleries a symptom of this shift? In the long run, is this shift good for artists and estates? What are the implications for the integrity of art history if it is being written and re-written in the commercial context? As privatization of the art field increases, are galleries becoming the new museums?

Thaddaeus Ropac, Founder, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London/Paris/Salzburg; Juan A. Gaitán, Director, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; John Zarobell, Associate Professor of International Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco

Online resource: Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-century Art World

Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-Century Art World

Zoomed-in results around the Louvre for the year 1774; screen shot by Veronika Korbei from Hannah Williams and Chris Sparks, Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-Century Art World, (accessed 3 April 2018). As noted in the FAQs for the site, “there are 10,915 addresses in the database,” with coverage for “a total of 471 artists,” that is, for “every artist admitted to the Academy between 1675 and 1793.” Useful site details are available with the ‘settings’ tab.

Artists in Paris is an open-access digital art history project funded by The Leverhulme Trust and supported by Queen Mary University of London. The Principal Investigator of the project is Dr Hannah Williams. The website was designed and built by Dr Chris Sparks.

Paris is a city renowned for its artistic communities. Neighbourhoods like Montmartre and Montparnasse in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are familiar spaces of artistic activity and sociability. But when it comes to earlier generations of artists, we know strikingly little about how they inhabited the city. Continue reading “Online resource: Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-century Art World”

Seminar, ‘The Art Market Dictionary’ (Vienna, 19 April, 2018)

Seminar on the ‘Art Market Dictionary’

with TIAMSA Board Members Christian Huemer and Johannes Nathan,
Belvedere Research Center, Rennweg 4, 1030 Vienna (in German)

Vienna, 19 April 2018, 10am-12noon

Das „Art Market Dictionary (AMD)“ ist das erste Nachschlagewerk zum internationalen Kunsthandel im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. Es entsteht derzeit unter Mitwirkung von fünfzehn “Section Editors”, mehr als dreihundert AutorInnen und einem renommierten internationalen Fachbeirat im de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin. Partnerinstitutionen sind u.a. das Getty Research Institute, das Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, das Forum Kunst und Markt an der TU Berlin und das Belvedere Research Center. Eine Vernetzung mit dem Lexikon der Österreichischen Provenienzforschung (LÖPF) ist vorgesehen. Das AMD wird ab 2019 erscheinen. – Im Zuge der Bearbeitung der Einträge zu Österreich laden wir zu einem Seminar, bei dem Besonderheiten des österreichischen Kunstmarkts und die Herausforderungen bei dessen Erforschung erörtert werden sollen. Das Seminar richtet sich nicht nur an AMD-AutorInnen, sondern ebenso an Interessierte ForscherInnen und Studierende im Bereich Kunstmarkt- und Provenienzforschung, die sich ein genaueres Bild von der Arbeit am Art Market Dictionary machen möchten. Besondere Beachtung werden wir den vorhandenen Informationsquellen und den Möglichkeiten ihrer Auswertung schenken. Das Seminar wird von Dr. Christian Huemer, Leiter des Belvedere Research Center und “Section Editor” des Art Market Dictionary, sowie Dr. Johannes Nathan, Herausgeber des Art Market Dictionary, abgehalten.

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CFP: Exhibition Databases (Vienna, 14-16 Jun 18)

Vienna, June 14 – 16, 2018
Deadline: Mar 2, 2018

Workshop: Exhibition Databases

From 14th to 16th June 2018, the research project “Exhibitions of Modern European Paintings 1905-1915” will be hosting a workshop in Vienna. In this project we are building an open-access database compiling exhibitions and all accompanying information that showed modern painting, mainly in Europe, between 1905 and 1915. The objective of the database is to visualise and thus trace the chronology and geography of new art forms and “-isms” that were, at the beginning of the 20th century, often founded within and/or spread via the context of art exhibitions. The database will be accessible online by the end of 2018. The project is directed by Prof. Raphael Rosenberg at the Department of Art History of the University of Vienna, and is funded by the Austrian Science Fund. For further details please visit Continue reading “CFP: Exhibition Databases (Vienna, 14-16 Jun 18)”

WWW: New Art Historical Resources on the Web

Archives of American Art – Smithsonian Institution

Now available online at the Archives of American Art – Smithsonian Institution, December 2017.

Finding aids:
Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records, 1966-1988

Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery (1974-1983) was and art gallery in Los Angeles, California, operated by Roger Wong. The Gallery opened in the mid-1970’s, perhaps 1974, under the name “Roger Wong Gallery”. Around 1978, the name changed to the “Los Angeles Museum of Art,” located at Beverly and Vermont. Primarily exhibiting avant-garde art, the Gallery closed in 1982-1983. Continue reading “WWW: New Art Historical Resources on the Web”

ANN: Digital Repository of the French Art Market (1940-1944)

The digital Repository of the French art market during the German occupation (1940-1944) is a joint Franco-German research project with the aim of creating a directory of persons who were involved in the international trade of artworks looted by the National Socialists in France, and tracing their networks. Comprehensive information will be collected, together with references to further archival records relating to individual actors. In this context, cooperation with other provenance researchers is crucial.

Please contact

Dr. Elisabeth Furtwängler
+49 (0) 30 314 2501

The project is supported by TU Berlin, the DZK and the INHA.

TOC: Artl@s Bulletin vol. 6, 3 (Fall 2017)

Visualizing Networks: Approaches to Network Analysis in Art History

Artl@s Bulletin vol. 6, 3 (Fall 2017)

Guest Editor : Miriam KIENLE

Sommaire / Content :

Between Nodes and Edges: Possibilities and Limits of Network Analysis in Art History
Miriam Kienle

Continuity and Disruption in European Networks of Print Production, 1550-1750
Matthew D. Lincoln

Keeping Our Eyes Open: Visualizing networks and art history
Stephanie Porras

Workshop as Network: A Case Study from Mughal South Asia
Yael Rice

Network Analysis and Feminist Artists
Michelle Moravec

The Computer as Filter Machine: A Clustering Approach to Categorize Artworks Based on a Social Tagging Network
Stefanie Schneider and Hubertus Kohle

Enriching and Cutting: How to Visualize Networks Thanks to Linked Open Data Platforms
Léa Saint-Raymond and Antoine Courtin

What You See Is What You Get: The “Artifice of Insight.” A Conversation between R. Luke DuBois and Anne Collins Goodyear
Anne C. Goodyear

Digital Art History “Beyond the Digitized Slide Library”: An Interview with Johanna Drucker and Miriam Posner
Miriam Kienle

The Artl@s Bulletin (ISSN 2264-2668) is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal devoted to spatial and transnational questions in the history of the arts, published by the ENS and the CNRS in partnership with Purdue Publishing at:

For more information on the aims and scope of the Artl@s Bulletin, please see the About the Journal page, and feel free to contact the editors, Catherine Dossin ( and Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (

Reference: TOC: Artl@s Bulletin vol. 6, 3 (Fall 2017): Visualizing Networks. In:, Dec 1, 2017. <>.