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.

chapter |10 pages


ByElisabetta Lazzaro, Nathalie Moureau, Adriana Turpin

part Part 1|62 pages

The art collector

chapter 1|11 pages

The artist collector—a dual actor in the artistic scene

The example of Bernar Venet’s collection
ByGwendoline Corthier-Hardoin

chapter 3|14 pages

African art acquisitions at Tate

A case study on the influence of external parties on the collecting of African contemporary art
ByStephanie Dieckvoss

chapter 4|12 pages

Art malls and popular collecting in post-socialist China

ByI-Yi Hsieh

chapter 5|10 pages

Perspectives of private contemporary art collecting in Brazil

ByNei Vargas da Rosa

part Part 2|66 pages

Artists as entrepreneurs and their career paths

chapter 6|11 pages

Art market stakeholders’ actions and strategies for the co-creation of artists’ brands

ByFrancesco Angelini, Massimiliano Castellani

chapter 7|13 pages

A behavioural approach to understanding the artist as entrepreneur

ByBronwyn Coate, Robert Hoffmann, Pia Arenius, Swee-Hoon Chuah

chapter 8|13 pages

Artists’ promotion and internationalisation

A fair’s perspective
ByElisabetta Lazzaro, Nathalie Moureau

chapter 10|13 pages

Mapping the art market in Denmark

ByTrine Bille

part Part 3|69 pages

The formation and development of new markets

chapter 11|11 pages

Information efficiency in art markets past and present

ByDarius A. Spieth

chapter 12|16 pages

Bought-in at English auction

Sellers testing their estimates in a maturing market
ByElisabetta Lazzaro, Bénédicte Miyamoto

chapter 13|14 pages

From the artist’s studio to the Amateur’s portfolio

The modern drawing market and collecting in early nineteenth-century Paris
BySarah Bakkali

chapter 14|12 pages

The strategy of a new material

The Demidoff family and malachite
ByLudmila Budrina

chapter 15|14 pages

New markets for old items

Selling aristocratic collections of art and antiquities in interwar Slovenia
ByRenata Komić Marn, Tina Košak