Call for Papers: “Art Markets: Agents, Dealers, Auctions, Collectors”
Annual meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) – 30 March- 2 April, 2017 in Minneapolis.
During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries numerous artworks were removed and sold from churches, monasteries, palaces, and private collections. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, and antiquities were purchased by Grand Tourists in Italy, and many were sold, confiscated, or lost as a result of political and social upheavals throughout Europe, especially in the aftermath of the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. Travel and trade in Asia and America brought new types and styles of art and artifacts to markets in London, Paris, Amsterdam and elsewhere and stimulated taste for the exotic. This session seeks papers on the roles played by art dealers, auction houses, private sales, collectors, the movement of artworks from private to public or public to private collections as well as other aspects of the art market and effects on contemporary artists.
Wendy Wassyng Roworth, University of Rhode Island; submit proposals by 15 September, 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org