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.

part 1|62 pages

The art collector

part 3|69 pages

The formation and development of new markets

chapter 12|16 pages

Bought-in at English auction

Sellers testing their estimates in a maturing market

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

chapter 14|12 pages

The strategy of a new material

The Demidoff family and malachite

chapter 15|14 pages

New markets for old items

Selling aristocratic collections of art and antiquities in interwar Slovenia