TIAMSA Live Book Discussion: Merchants of Style by Natasha Degen (online, 10 November 2023, 6:30 CET)

TIAMSA is pleased to announce its ninth book discussion: Merchants of Style. Author Natasha Degen will discuss her book, followed by a conversation with Véronique Pouillard (University of Oslo) and TIAMSA Co-Chair Véronique Chagnon-Burke (Women Art Dealers Digital Archives).

As usual, the event will be moderated by Kim Oosterlinck (Université libre de Bruxelles). All attendants will be invited to join the discussion!

Please RSVP by November 09 to inna.schill@artmarketstudies.org. The dial-in details will be distributed on the day of the event.

About the book

Merchants of Style explores the accelerating convergence of art and fashion, looking at the interplay of artists and designers – and the role of institutions, both public and commercial – that has brought about this marriage of aesthetic industries. Natasha Degen argues that one figure more than any other anticipated this moment: Andy Warhol. Beginning with an overview of art and fashion’s deeply entwined histories before picking up where Warhol left off, Merchants of Style tells the story of art’s emboldened forays into commerce and fashion’s growing embrace of art. As the two industries draw closer together than ever before, this book addresses urgent questions about what the future holds.

Natasha Degen is Professor and Chair of Art Market Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.