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Researching Arts Markets
Past, Present and Tools for the Future

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ISBN 9780367893392
March 25, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Researching Arts Markets brings together a chorus of contributors from various disciplinary perspectives. In doing so, this collection offers a unique multi-disciplinary contribution to disentangle 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 market for arts as an ecosystem, the book also examines how research and perceptions have evolved over time. Social, economic and political contexts are discussed, while topics covered include the intersection of roles of market participants through the layers of friendships, business partnerships or social peer groups. With insights from across the humanities and social sciences, the book explores how different methods can co-exist to create an interdisciplinary international community of knowledge and research on arts markets.

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

Table of Contents

Part 1 - The Art Collector


  1. The Artist Collector: a Dual Actor in the Artistic Scene: 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

  7. Art Market Stakeholders’ Actions and Strategies for the Co-creation of Artists’ Brands. Francesco Angelini, Massimiliano Castellani
  8. A Behavioural Approach to Understanding the Artist as Entrepreneur. Bronwyn Coate, Robert Hoffmann, Pia Arenius and Swee-Hoon Chuah

  1. Artists’ Promotion and Internationalisation: A fair’s Perspective.]
  2. Elisabetta Lazzaro, Nathalie Moureau

  3. Disregarded or Adored? Remarks on Art Market Responses to Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain . Marcela Rusinko
  4. Public and Private Art Markets. Trine Bille
  5. Part 3 - The Formation and Development of New Markets

  6. Information Efficiency in Art Markets Past and Present. Darius Speith
  7. Bought-in at English Auction: Sellers Testing their Estimates in a Maturing Market. Elisabetta Lazzaro, Bénédicte Miyamoto
  8. From the Artist’s Studio to the Amateur's Portfolio: the Modern Drawing Market and Collecting in Early Nineteenth Century Paris. Sarah Bakkali
  9. The Strategy of a New Material: the Demidoff Family and Malachite. Ludmilla Budrina
  10. New Markets for Old Items: Selling Aristocratic Collections of Art and Antiquities in Interwar Slovenia. Renata Komić Marn, Tina Košak

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Elisabetta Lazzaro is Professor of Creative Economy at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Netherlands, 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 the FHS Project Manager for the British and Irish Furniture Makers Online database.