TIAMSA London Art Market

The London Art Market – a new TIAMSA Sub-Committee

Harry Dougall, Courtauld Institute of Art Alumnus; Elizabeth Pergam, Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York; Barbara Pezzini, Editor-in-Chief, Visual Resources.


Statement: London has been a principal centre of the art market since at least the seventeenth century and its record-breaking sales still make headlines in the present day. It is a rich and versatile market. Antiques, furniture, sculpture, old master paintings, modern art and works on paper: the secondary market sustains principal sales in all these categories and many more. In addition, a fertile art scene fuels a healthy and lively primary market. Undoubtedly the London art market, both in its current state and historic development, presents an apt theme for investigation by TIAMSA members. We have thus started a thematic sub-committee on the theme of the London art market, to explore the nature of this complex phenomenon in its entirety. This sub-committee is not confined to a specific period, it incorporates both fine and decorative arts, exploring relationships between historical and contemporary London art markets, as well as institutions and businesses. While the focus is on London it welcomes opportunities to situate London’s markets in relation to other regions in the UK or internationally. Through organised visits (including galleries, museums, libraries, archives etc.), informal meetings and study days/seminars it aims to provide an opportunity for members to network/exchange information and encourage research on the London art market. Please contact us if you would like to join the group and news on our first event will be coming soon!

CFP: Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies (Paris, 8-9 Dec 17)

Call for Papers
Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies (Paris, 8-9 Dec 17)
Group Exhibitions of Women Artists 1876-1976

Paris, Auditorium Jeu de Paume, December 8 – 09, 2017
Deadline: Sep 15, 2017

In partnership with the Artl@s project, AWARE introduces WAS (Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies), a research project focusing on group exhibitions of women artists. Our ambition is to build a descriptive and analytical catalogue of these exhibitions from the end of the 19th to the end of the 20th century and to start reflecting on their specific history, through the study of the evolution of the social, cultural, and institutional conditions that permitted or made them necessary through the analysis of the various levels of mediation and organisation at work in these shows, or also through the examination of their symbolical functioning and critical response.

This first symposium, which will launch the program, considers a moment when the chronology of women group shows is less known (the more recent period will be the subject of a later symposium). Continue reading “CFP: Women Artists Shows.Salons.Societies (Paris, 8-9 Dec 17)”

Invitation to Agnew’s Lectures at Spencer House, 1 July, London

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”

1.15pm
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 tolucy@goldensquared.com

6 St.James’s Place
London
SW1A 1NP

Tel: +44 (0)20 7491 9219
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