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Perspectives Lectures Symposia

The Market for Modernism

Jun 11, 2021 AN HOUR

Between 1850 and 1950, when art collecting in France stalled due to the devastating effects of two world wars, revolution, currency devaluation, and economic uncertainty, it accelerated internationally, gaining interest from foreign collectors. Enterprising dealer networks developed across Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The new book Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850–1950, edited by Christel H. Force, explores the vibrant international market for contemporary art in Paris during those years. In this related discussion, curators, scholars, and experts in provenance research consider the historical market for modern art as the root of the globalized art world of today. 



Christel H. Force, independent scholar and editor, Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850–1950


Jennifer A. Thompson, Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art


Yaëlle Biro, Associate Curator for the Arts of Africa, The Met Vérane Tasseau, Researcher, Picasso Administration


MaryKate Cleary, Assistant Lecturer, University of Edinburgh


Frances Fowle, Senior Curator of French Art, National Galleries of Scotland, and Personal Chair of Nineteenth-Century Art, History of Art, University of Edinburgh


Julia May Boddewyn, independent art researcher


Michael C. FitzGerald, Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Connecticut


Organized by the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art