1st Edition

Researching Art Markets Past, Present and Tools for the Future

    230 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Researching Art Markets brings together a scholars from several, various disciplinary perspectives. In doing so, this collection offers a unique multi-disciplinary contribution that disentangles some of the key aspects and trends in art market practices from the past to nowadays, namely art collectors, the artist as an entrepreneur and career paths, and the formation and development of new markets.

    In understanding the global art market as an ecosystem, the book also examines how research and perceptions have evolved over time. Within the frameworks of contemporary social, economic and political contexts, issues such as business practices, the roles of market participants and the importance of networks are analysed by scholars of different disciplines. With insights from across the humanities and social sciences, the book explores how different methods can coexist to create an interdisciplinary international community of knowledge and research on art markets. Moreover, by providing historical as well as contemporary examples, this book explores the continuum and diversity of the art market.

    Overall, this book provides a valuable tool for understanding art markets within their wider context. The volume is of interest to scholars researching into the cultural and creative industries from a wider perspective.

    Part 1: The Art Collector

    1. The Artist Collector: the Example of Bernar Venet’s Collection (Gwendoline Corthier-Hardoin)

    2. Walpole and the Creation of a Market for Ebony furniture from the East in Britain (Adriana Turpin)

    3. African Art Acquisitions at Tate: a Case Study on the Influence of External Parties on the Collecting of African Contemporary Art (Stephanie Dieckvoss)

    4. Art Malls and Popular Collecting in Post-Socialist China (I-Yi Hsieh)

    5. Perspectives of Private Contemporary Art Collecting in Brazil (Nei Vargas da Rosa)

    Part 2: Artists as Entrepreneur and Their Career Paths

    6. Art Market Stakeholders’ Actions and Strategies for the Co-creation of Artists’ Brands (Francesco Angelini & Massimiliano Castellani)

    7. A Behavioural Approach to Understanding the Artist as Entrepreneur (Bronwyn Coate, Robert Hoffmann, Pia Arenius & Swee-Hoon Chuah)

    8. Artists’ Promotion and Internationalisation (Elisabetta Lazzaro & Nathalie Moureau)

    9. Disregarded or Adored? Remarks on Art Market Responses to Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain (Marcela Rusinko)

    10. Public and Private Art Markets (Trine Bille)

    Part 3: The Formation and Development of New Markets

    11. Information Efficiency in Art Markets Past and Present (Darius Speith)

    12. Bought-in at English Auction: Sellers Testing their Estimates in a Maturing Market (Elisabetta Lazzaro & Bénédicte Miyamoto)

    13. From the Artist’s Studio to the Amateur's Portfolio: the Modern Drawing Market and Collecting in Early Nineteenth Century Paris (Sarah Bakkali)

    14. The Strategy of a New Material: the Demidoff Family and Malachite (Ludmilla Budrina)

    15. New Markets for Old Items: Selling Aristocratic Collections of Art and Antiquities in Interwar Slovenia (Renata Komić Marn & Tina Košak)


    Elisabetta Lazzaro is Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries Management at the Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts, UK, and Executive Board Member of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI).

    Nathalie Moureau is Professor of Economics at University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France, where she is also Researcher at RiRRA21.

    Adriana Turpin teaches the history of collecting and art market studies at IESA, Paris. She is Chairman of the Society for the History of Collecting.