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18 April Symposium: A Christie's Education and AIG Private Client Group Event

18 Mar 2015
18 April 2015 Symposium: A Christie's Education and AIG Private Client Group Event

Art Market Studies: Art History’s Salvation or Doom

On April 18th, Christie’s Education New York and AIG Private Client Group, a division of the member companies of American International Group Inc., will host a one-day symposium on the interaction between art history and art market studies. With record sales at auction, the rise of the mega-dealer, and the proliferation of global art fairs, the art market has become a validating force in the modern and contemporary art world. Therefore, the art market should be an integral part of art history today, not a mere external factor.  With the explosive growth in the contemporary and modern market in recent years, the disciplines of economics and sociology have entered into the study of the art market to provide quantifiable data for business and market purposes. Yet, art history as a field is falling behind by not considering the market seriously within the context of its own discipline. The aim of the conference is to start a dialogue between art historians and other art professionals in order to attempt to redefine the role of the art market in a critical approach to art history. This event is open to alumni and current students in all programs as well as to the public.


Saturday, April 18, 2015 
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza, the boardroom 
Click here for the program schedule and list of speakers

To reserve a space email


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