New Book out now: Markt und Macht. Der Kunsthandel im »Dritten Reich«

Markt und Macht. Der Kunsthandel im »Dritten Reich«

Ed. Fleckner, Uwe; Gaehtgens, Thomas W. and Huemer, Christian
Series: Schriften der Forschungsstelle “Entartete Kunst” 12
xvi, 434 pages
Language: German, English

Buy the book here – Markt und Macht

Die Geschichte des Kunsthandels im “Dritten Reich” zu schreiben, steht nicht nur aufgrund einer schwierigen Quellenlage vor besonderen Herausforderungen. Zwischen Komplizenschaft und Sabotage verstrickt sich das Handeln der Akteure in eklatante Widersprüche. Vom Alltagsgeschäft der Kunsthändler bis zum Widerstand gegen restriktive Vorschriften reicht das Themenspektrum, vom Auktionshandel bis zum Schwarz- und Schattenmarkt, von zahllosen Verbrechen nicht nur an jüdischen Sammlern und Händlern bis zum Kunstraub in den von deutschen Truppen besetzten Ländern. Kunst- und Wirtschaftshistoriker untersuchen in diesem Buch den Kunstmarkt und seine Mechanismen im Nationalsozialismus, die Rolle der Raubkunst sowie insbesondere moderner und “entarteter” Werke auf dem Kunstmarkt im “Dritten Reich”.

CFP: Session at CAA, Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)

Call for Papers

Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities at a Global Level,
Session at CAA (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)

106th College Art Association Annual Conference Los Angeles, February 21 – 24, 2018
Deadline: Aug 14, 2017

From: Biro Yaëlle, and Etienne, Noémi <>

Co-Chairs: Yaëlle Biro, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Noémie Etienne, Bern University, Switzerland

Circulation and imitation of cultural products are key factors in shaping the material world – as well as imagined identities. Many objects or techniques that came to be seen as local, authentic and typical are in fact entangled in complex transnational narratives tied to a history of appropriation, imperialism, and the commercial phenomenon of supply and demand. In the 17th century, artists and craftspeople in Europe appropriated foreign techniques such as porcelain, textiles, or lacquers that eventually shaped local European identities. During the 19th century, Western consumers looked for genuine goods produced outside of industry, and the demand of Bourgeois tourism created a new market of authentic souvenirs and forgeries alike. Furthermore, the 19th and 20th centuries saw the (re)-emergence of local “Schools” of art and crafts as responses to political changes, anthropological research, and/or tourist demand. Continue reading “CFP: Session at CAA, Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)”

CFP: Changing Hands: When Art History Meets the Art Market, TIAMSA CAA 2018

Changing Hands: When Art History Meets the Art Market

Through case studies, this session proposes to consider how the art market has adapted, expanded and at times significantly clashed with modern and contemporary art practices as artworks have changed hands.  Papers should illuminate how issues relating to fabrication, re-fabrication and conservation have challenged traditional conceptions of authenticity and authorship, redefined connoisseurship and set precedents for both institutional and private collectors.
We hope that papers will also attempt to assess how the art market may have affected these issues.

  • Under what conditions have artists disavowed works, for example Donald Judd’s renunciation of works fabricated by Giuseppe Panza, Cady Noland’s disavowal of Cowboys Milking and Log Cabin and Bruce Connor’s disavowal and subsequent reinstatement of CHILD?
  • Conversely, how have artists maintained authorship over multiple versions or remakes of their work as they have been sold? How has the unprecedented presence of living artists in the market changed and challenged the marketplace?

This session encourages papers reflecting a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to art historians, conservators, visual arts lawyers, collectors, dealers, curators and artists. It will also provide a forum for discussion of the intersection of theory and practice, as disconnects between them are often illuminated as art changes hands.

See the call for participation (.pdf).

Your proposal should be emailed to Véronique Chagnon-Burke (VChagnon-Burke(at) and Julie Reiss (JReiss(at)
Papers are due by August 14, 2017.