La maison Goupil.
Galerie d’art internationale au XIXe siècle, by Agnès Penot
Between 1846 and 1884, one of the most successful French art dealers of its time, Goupil & Co,developed a marketing strategy that employed an international network of alliances to expand its sales of art – prints, paintings, drawings and sculptures. Their focus during that time was mainly on contemporary European Salon artists. Newly established offices in New York, London, The Hague, Berlin and Brussels were linked to the headquarters in Paris. For example, William Schaus and later Michael Knoedler concentrated on the American market while Vincent Van Gogh, an uncle of the painter, facilitated business relations with the Netherlands. The firm was a profitable business. Its many branches and its participation in most major international events, such as the Universal Expositions were an ever-renewable source of clients and artists. As a result, many international museums owned – and sometimes still own – at least one piece of artwork with a Goupil & Co provenance. This dissertation analyses the stock books that were used to record sales in Paris and which reveal themselves to be an invaluable source of the Nineteenth Century art market, especially as it relates to the history of taste and collecting.
Agnès Penotis an independent art historian and a specialist in 19th century French art, the art market, and provenance.
Published in French ISBN : 979-10-92054-56-9 € 39,00
The roles of art dealers in the creation of art economies and the circulatory exchange of goods have come to increasing attention of late. However, much work remains to be done to counter the long history of the hagiographic treatment of dealers, which owes a great deal to the fact that histories of dealers were largely authored by dealers eager to write themselves into the history of art.
For this session, we seek to bring a critical and historical perspective to the role of intermediary agents in the primary and secondary markets. We seek papers that will examine dealers who mediated between the artist as producer and the consumer, whether conceived as an individual patron or broadly configured audiences.
We also seek papers that identify strategies developed by these intermediary figures in response to changing social-historical as well as geographical conditions. Relatedly, what role did dealers play in the emergence of art history as a discipline and the construction of its narratives given the vested interest of these agents in knowledge formation and collection building?
Since histories of art dealers have long been dominated by narratives drawn from the Western market, we are particularly interested in papers that examine the role of this figure in non- western art economies as well as topics that help us test and question standard models derived from the early modern and modern Western context. We encourage analysis of historically grounded strategies and practices, as opposed to anecdotal heroic narratives.
Paper proposals are due August 14. Please email your proposal to both chairs.
As part of the 200th celebrations, Lord Anthony Crichton-Stuart and the Directors of Agnews invite you to a
Series of Lectures in the Great Room
at Spencer House 27 St. James’s Place London SW1A 1NR
Saturday, 1st July 2017
12.00pm Barbara Pezzini: “Agnews as dealers of Nineteenth Century British Art in Manchester and London 1830-1890”
Light lunch and refreshments
2.00pm Joseph Friedman: “Treasure Houses of London: The Golden Age”
3.15pm Professor Liz Prettejohn: “Modern Painters, Old Masters: The Art of Imitation from the Pre-Raphaelites to the First World War” A few spaces are still available and will be granted on a first come first served basis. Please specify which lecture(s) you would like to attend. RSVP asap to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christie’s Education invites TIAMSA members
to join Pioneers of the Global Art Market at a 10% Discount at check out.
The Promo Code can be found in the Members’ Only section of TIAMSA’s website after login.
The 2017 symposium has been convened and will be moderated by Christel Hollevoet-Force, PhD, Associate Research Curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This two-day event will be organized and hosted by Veronique Chagnon-Burke, PhD, Academic Director at Christie’s Education New York. It will comprise 11 talks, including opportunities for Q&As and open discussions. Sessions will look at seminal dealers such as Durand-Ruel and Kahnweiler, artists like Cézanne and Picasso, and names still active in the art market, such as Gimpel and Lefevre.
Sandra van Ginhoven, Connecting Art Markets. Guilliam Forchondt’s Dealership in Antwerp (c.1632–78) and the Overseas Paintings Trade, Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets I, Christian Huemer ed., Boston (Brill) 2017. ix, 288 pp., 71 full color ill. ISBN 9789004319745; E-ISBN 9789004334830
Sandra van Ginhoven’s Connecting Art Markets. Guilliam Forchondt’s Dealership in Antwerp (c.1632–78) and the Overseas Paintings Trade is an ambitious and valiant book. The result of doctoral dissertation research conducted at Duke University under the auspices of Hans J. Van Miegroet and Neil De Marchi, the study is a beautifully argued analysis of the commercial activities and strategies of pivotal Antwerp art entrepreneur Guilliam Forchondt (1608–1678) between about 1643 and 1678. It explores and explains the entrepreneurship of this chef d’enterprise in an unassuming, highly effective and pioneering manner. Continue reading “Brosens, Koenraad, review of Sandra Van Ginhoven’s ‘Connecting Art Markets’”→
A Worldwide Market for Old Masters between the Napoleonic Era and the Great Depression
Edited by Susanna Avery-Quash and Barbara Pezzini
Call for Book Chapters; Deadline: Feb 1, 2017
We are soliciting chapter abstracts for an edited collection with the provisional title of: A Worldwide Market for Old Masters between the Napoleonic Era and the Great Depression. The volume will be an edited collection of around 15 essays, each of 6-7,000 words plus footnotes with up to 5 illustrations. It is envisaged that the collection will be part of the Oxford University Press series on the History of Collecting, edited by Christina Anderson and Peter Stewart.