15 Works

Interview with Luisa Elena Alcalá

Pilar Diez Del Corral
Luisa Elena Alcalá in conversation with Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira

Introduction

Pilar Diez Del Corral Corredoira
Introduction to vol. 3. no. 2

The Circulation of Zurbarán and Murillo’s paintings in the New World

Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink
Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) spent most of their career in Seville where their paths mostly overlapped in the mid-seventeenth century. Both competed for the growing number of commissions from local religious orders, parish churches and private patrons. Zurbarán’s sharp figures against dark backgrounds were preferred during the first half of the seventeenth century whereas Murillo’s lighter soft compositions became increasingly popular in the second half. Whereas Zurbarán and Murillo competed...

Editorial

Susanne Meyer-Abich
Editorial Vol. 3, no. 2

Las colores de un Imperio. Hispanic production and international trade of pigments and pictorial materials in the sixteenth century

Miquel Àngel Herrero-Cortell
This paper aims to offer a a wide view over trade in painters' materials in the Spanish peninsula in the sixteenth century, from their production to their import and export. Factors such as their presence in sources or their availability are also considered in establishing their multiple relationships in the contextual framework of growing globalization. Although they constituted uncategorized products in a very heterogeneous market, they have been grouped in pigments and colorants. Generally, their...

The artistic relations between Flanders and Spain in the 16th Century: an approach to the Flemish painting trade

Ana Diéguez-Rodríguez
This paper discusses different ways of trading between Flanders and Spain in relation to paintings in the sixteenth century. The importance of local fairs as markets providing luxury objects is well known both in Flanders and in the Spanish territories. Perhaps less well known is the role of Flemish artists workshops in transmitting new models and compositions, and why these remained in use for longer than others. The article gives examples of strong networks among...

Beyond Murillo: New Data-Driven Research on the Painting Market in Early Modern Seville

Felipe Álvarez De Toledo López-Herrera
While data-driven research has outlined the development of early modern art markets in Europe, the Iberian peninsula remains a lacuna in our knowledge. Seville fulfilled all the necessary prerequisites to support a sophisticated art trade. In the 16thand early 17thcenturies, it was a large metropolis of over 100,000 inhabitants, with a growing merchant class and access to foreign markets due to its role as port to the Indies. Yet its market for paintings remains understudied....

Editorial

Susanne Meyer-Abich
Editorial vol. 3, no. 1

Introduction

Kathryn Brown
Introduction to the issue "Politics", Journal for Art Market Studies Vol.3 no.1.

Private Influence, Public Goods, and the Future of Art History

Kathryn Brown
to follow

Licensing and Relegation. A Totalitarian Trade Regime and Dealers’ Tactics

Caroline Flick
Among the archival records pertaining to the Berlin Head Office of the National Socialist Reich’s Chamber of Fine Arts a list of forty-four art dealers’ names for registration with the new Chamber can be found. The focus of this article is on events surrounding this archival record, dealing exclusively with the trade section within the Reich’s Chamber of Fine Art and focusing on individuals rather than firms. The Reich’s Chamber of Culture was established in...

The Art Market and Politics: The Case of the Sigg Collection

Nicola Foster
On 13 June 2012 the Swiss collector Uli Sigg donated his collection of contemporary Chinese art to the new museum of visual art in Hong Kong: M+. In August 2012 Artprice published its report on contemporary art for July 2011 to June 2012 announcing that five out of the ten contemporary artists fetching highest prices at auction, were Chinese. On 29 November 2012 Xi Jinping delivered his first speech after taking office in which he...

Reconstructing the Soviet Canon: Strategies for Collecting under Perestroika

Marina Maximova
In 1987 the Moscow art scene became preoccupied with the idea of establishing a museum of contemporary art. As Leonid Talochkin, an active member of Moscow alternative artistic life, collector and archivist mentioned in his letter to one of his émigré artist-friends “everyone seemed to have gone mad with all this museum business” and “various proposals were put forward almost daily”. The article investigates these debates by analysing four museum strategies developed by various art...

A Law of "Unintended" Consequences? United States Federal Taxation and the Market for Modern Art in the United States

Deirdre Robson
This article aims to explore a to-date little considered nexus between U.S. Federal taxation and the American art market. Lacking so far in an increasing body of studies of the relationship between tax policy and the arts is a discussion of impacts which Federal taxation might have had upon the American art market for modern art rather than arts sector more generally. The scope of this article is two-fold: first, to posit a nexus between...

Moralizing the Art Market: A Socioeconomic Perspective on Art Auctions on the Floor and Online

Ronit Milano
Recent analyses of the art world show that the market has taken a primary position in generating the narratives of the art discourse which was led in the past by museums and curators. This shift raises a significant political issue: while conventional curatorial practices are subjective and elitist, we might assume that a shift towards the primacy of more organic structures, such as the market, conveys a more equal representation of the participants in the...

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