This course studies the artists featured in the Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sales and explains why they are art historically important and how to understand their cultural significance and the high prices collectors will pay for their works. This day-long course, offered twice a year to coincide with the sales, will study the history and context of the artists and art works that sell at the top of the Contemporary and Post-War market. The course is aimed at those interested in learning more about contemporary art market and the relationship with the auction business. The day begins with morning lectures by associate professor Ágnes Berecz and program director Marisa Kayyem, and ends with a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the evening sale with a Christie’s specialist.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• The artists and artworks at the height of today’s contemporary art market and the reasons why collectors are paying premium prices for them
• The historical importance and cultural significance of the artists and their artworks in the context of a Christie’s evening sale
• In-depth knowledge of the art works featured in the auction sale taught by a Christie’s specialist first-hand