ANN: Auktionskataloge – ihre Provenienzen, Annotationen und Funktionen: Die Bibliothek der Kunsthistorischen Forschungsstätte Paris (1942-44), Monday, 13/05/2019

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Oy-Marra / Sabine Scherzinger, M.A. / Julia Schmidt, M.A., Main

The lecture begins at 6:15 pm and is held in Room A 111, Architecture Building of the TU, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin.

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Abstract: Circa 3.080 deutsch- und französischsprachige Bücher, darunter eine außergewöhnlich hohe Anzahl an Auktionskatalogen, gelangten im Zuge der Gründung der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität durch die französische Militärregierung im Jahre 1946 nach Mainz und bildeten dort den Grundstock der Bibliothek des Instituts für Kunstgeschichte. Diese Buchbände stammten aus der Bibliothek der ehemaligen Kunsthistorischen Forschungsstätte (KHF) in Paris (1942-44) und waren in Folge der Evakuierung der KHF im Jahre 1944 in verschiedene Depots ins Rheinland verbracht worden.

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PUB: ‘How to become a judgment device: valuation practices and the role of auctions in the emerging Chinese art market’, Socio-Economic Review, 16 (3), 2018, pp. 459-477 by Svetlana Kharchenkova & Olav Velthuis

We are very happy to let you know about this publication by Svetlana Kharchenkova & Olav Velthuis!

This article studies the role of judgment devices in the emergence of markets for singularities. In particular, it seeks to understand how specific judgment devices become dominant in resolving uncertainty within these markets. Building on Karpik’s seminal theory, we argue that institutional environments (e.g. government regulations, political-economic factors, the level of informality within business environments) as well as the level of expertise of consumers, co-determine which devices come to be used in new markets. Empirically, we focus on the emerging market for contemporary art in China. While auctions and auction prices are widely used in valuing contemporary art in China, this is highly illegitimate in international art markets. We argue that auctions act as a judgment device in China because of strong government backing, because other validating organizations, such as museums and art critics, are seen as untrustworthy, and because auctions send strong, easily interpretable signals to novice collectors.

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NEW RESOURCE: Journal for Art Market Studies – JAMS

Launch of the  
Journal for Art Market Studies 
FOKUM JAMS

Georg Weissbach: Manet Monet Money, 2014, © Georg Weissbach, Courtesy: galerieKleindienst, Design von Amichai Green Grafik.

Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin is delighted to present its first issue of the Journal for Art Market Studies – JAMS.

It is a peer-reviewed open-access journal for current international research on the art market of all periods. The articles are published in English. The first issue is dedicated to The Pricing of Art: Makers – Markets – Museums, the second one will be devoted to Theories of the Art Market.

 

The Pricing of Art. Makers – Markets – Museums

Volume 1, Number 1, 2017

Issue Editor: Dr. Dorothee Wimmer
Editorial Team: Susanne Meyer-Abich, Nadia El-Obaidi

Who or what determines the prices of artworks, their development and volatility? The first edition of the Journal for Art Market Studies looks at how the players and institutions affect the pricing of art, its development and volatility.

 

Table of Contents

Bénédicte Savoy, Johannes Nathan, Dorothee Wimmer: Editorial

Dorothee Wimmer: Introduction

Anja Grebe: Marketing Favors: Formal and Informal Criteria for Pricing Albrecht Dürer’s Works between 1500 and 1650

Bénédicte Savoy: „Invaluable Masterpieces“: The Price of Art at the Musée Napoléon

Lukas Fuchsgruber: The Hôtel Drouot as the stock exchange for art. Financialization of art auctions in the nineteenth century

Jeroen Euwe, Kim Oosterlinck: Art Price Economics in the Netherlands during World War II

Franz Schultheis: On the price of priceless goods. Sociological Observations on and around Art Basel

ISSN: 2511-7602