Shopping for Art on Bond Street: The Rise of the Modern London Art Market
Anne Helmreich, dean, College of Fine Arts, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM
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About this lecture series: These lectures, part of a continuing series, introduce the permanent collection and selected exhibitions on view at the Kimbell.
About this lecture: This talk will examine the rise of Old and New Bond Street as the heart of the London art market over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition to looking closely at some of the key commercial galleries responsible for this district’s reputation for the art trade (and comparing them to venues outside Bond Street), we will explore some of the key strategies dealers developed to attract business, some of which are still with us. Thus this talk will help to answer the question—how did we come to sell art in the ways we do today?