Appel à communication : Art Dealing in the Gilded Age. The International Art Market 1880-1940

Art Dealing in the Gilded Age. The International Art Market 1880-1940

5 novembre 2022, Londres

Date limite : 3 septembre 2022

Colnaghi Foundation will host a conference on the international Gilded Age art market on Saturday 5th November, 2022, exploring the complexities of the art market at this period, the high-profile market for Old Master and historic British paintings, as well as the trade in decorative arts, particularly French furniture, and oriental porcelain, which remained of fundamental importance to firms such as Duveen’s. Contributions are also encouraged from scholars working on the markets for Impressionist and early Modernist Art, Salon and Barbizon painting and contemporary art, which in many cases formed an important overlapping area in the businesses of many dealers, such as Knoedler who moved between Old Masters and contemporary art, as well as the role played by print-selling and the sale of drawings in underpinning picture dealing. While the main focus will be on European art, proposals for papers on dealers whose businesses involved non-Western art, African, Oceanic, or Latin American art, are strongly encouraged.

While the primary focus will be on New York, London and Paris – the three art-market centres of the Gilded Age – contributions are welcome from those working on dealers located in Berlin, Venice, Florence and Rome, which were also significant in the late nineteenth century. Other themes to be considered would be the role of expert advisers acting as intermediaries between dealers and collectors, such as Bernard Berenson and Robert Langton Douglas; and the relationships between dealers, collectors and museum curators such as Wilhelm von Bode or William Valentiner, who also played a vitally important advisory role for private collectors. Lastly, themes which have been little studied include the financing of the art market and the role played by architects, interior decorators, liners and luxury hotels in servicing and facilitating art transactions. Many of these transactions are charted in the important surviving dealer archives, such as Colnaghi’s at Windmill Hill, Waddesdon Manor, the Agnews archive at the National Gallery, London, and the extensive records at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles which include Duveen’s, and Knoedler’s archives.

This conference will bring together international scholars researching the history of the art market, and promote scholarly collaborations between dealers’ archives and those held by public institutions in Europe and America. We hope it will provide a platform for new unpublished research which will feed into the forthcoming Colnaghi Studies Journal, to be published in March, 2023. Proposals of under 300 words are invited – by the deadline of September 3rd – for presentations of 30 minutes, on any aspect of the art market from 1880 to 1940. In particular, we welcome themes relating to the history of Colnaghi, its principal rivals or associates. Art Dealing in the Gilded Age will be held at Colnaghi London, and will also be available to watch digitally. For more information and to send in proposals, get in touch below. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Colnaghi Foundation Team

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