Colloque en ligne : « Beyond Borders: The key for art market power » (2 et 3 novembre 2020)

Beyond Borders: The key for art market power conference will take place on Zoom on November 2 and 3, 2020.

Admission is free, but registration is required and is now open. The number of places is limited, so early registration is recommended.

This international conference aims to discuss the generic idea that art market’s leaders are those who are able to have a multinational presence. With this in mind, in the call for papers we have urged researchers to reflect upon suppliers and intermediaries who have been able to conquer foreign countries and own several branches of their business. As a result, we hope to push forward the knowledge frontier on the international art market, and specifically on the multinational dimension of leading and less-known suppliers and intermediaries, thus unveiling overlooked strategies and relationships.





November 2 and 3, 2020


Online (via Zoom)


UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)


Vera Mariz (ARTIS – Institute of Art History, University of Lisbon)

Léa Saint Raymond (École Normale Supérieure Paris)






Mandatory, by filling the registration form at:


October 28, 2020




Day 1 – 02.11.2020

 14:00 – 14:10  Welcome and opening remarks


Panel 1: Art Market Power in the 18th and 19th centuries

Chair: Elizabeth Pergam (Sotheby’s Institute of Art)


14:10 – 14:25  Adriana Turpin (Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts): Dealers and the development of a market for English Eighteenth-century furniture

14:25 – 14:40  Valeria Paruzzo (Università di Trento – Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia): The dealer Giovanni Querci della Rovere selling paintings beyond the borders of Austrian Venice (1815-1866)

14:40 – 14:55  Camille Mestdagh (Centre Georges Chevrier/LAHRHA): Knowing the key go-betweens: a condition for market leadership

14:55 – 15:10  Patricia Delayti Telles (CEAACP/ University of Coimbra): Against all odds: the commerce of paintings in early 19th century Portugal and Brazil


15:10 – 15:25  Discussion

15:25 – 15:30  Break


Panel 2 – The American moment of the internationalization (at the turn of the 20th century)

Chair: Yaëlle Biro (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)


15:30 – 15:45  Lynn Catterson (Columbia University): The Florentine Dealer Stefano Bardini and his strategies for Art Market Power

15:45 – 16:00  MaryKate Cleary (The University of Edinburgh): Marius de Zayas and Henri-Pierre Roché: Agents of the Art Dealer Paul Rosenberg

16:00 – 16:15  Susana Stüssi Garcia (HiCSA, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): Mexico – Paris – New York. Eugène Boban and the invention of a Pre-Columbian art market in 19th century Paris


16:15 – 16:30  Discussion

16:30 – 16:35  Break


Panel 3 – The American moment of the internationalization (at the turn of the 20th century)

Chair: Sandra van Ginhoven (Getty Research Institute)


16:35 – 16:50  Christine Vivet-Peclet (Centre de Documentation – Musée des monuments français – Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine): The Demotte Inc. and the betting of the American Art Market

16:50 – 17:05  Tom Hardwick (Houston Museum of Natural Science): Sterling, dollars, and Tutankhamun: Spink and Sons and the American market for Egyptian antiquities

17:05 – 17:20  Denise M. Budd (Bergen Community College): Charles Mather Ffoulke and the Emerging Tapestry Market

17:20 – 17:35  Meike Hopp (TU Berlin): Julius Böhler: a Munich art dealer expands to the American east coast of the “Golden Twenties”


17:35 – 17:50  Discussion


Day 2 – 03.11.2020

Panel 4 – Art Market Power in the 20th century

Chair: Frances Fowle (Edinburgh College of Art)


14:00 – 14:15  Catherine B. Scallen (Case Western Reserve University): International Art Dealing and the Collecting of Expertise. Duveen Brothers and its Strategic Engagement with Museum Professionals

14:15 – 14:30  Vérane Tasseau (Independent Art Historian/ Researcher Picasso Estate): Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler’s international partnerships


14:30 – 14:45  Discussion

14:45 – 14:50  Break


Panel 5 – Art Market Power in the 20th century

Chair: Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)


14:50 – 15:05  Anne Rothfeld (Independent Researcher): Hans Wendland – The Link to Sales in Switzerland

15:05 – 15:20  Stéphanie Ginalski, Emilie Widmer, Claire-Lise Debluë (Institute of Political Studies, University of Lausanne): Art societies as local and transnational power institutions: The case of Zurich

15:20 – 15:35  Maria de Lima Mayer (Casa-Museu Fundação Medeiros e Almeida): How “John Sparks Ltd.” influenced the British Chinese art market


15:35 – 15:50  Discussion

15:50 – 15:55  Break


Panel 6 – Art Market Power in the 21st century

Chair: Marta Pérez Ibáñez (Independent Researcher)


15:55 – 16:10 Makoto Shimada (Keio University Law School): Market power in art auction in Japan

16:10 – 16:25  Rémy Auguste François Jarry (Chulalongkorn University) – Southeast Asian Art Market: Emergence and Integration of ASEAN Countries

16:25 – 16:40  Marion Bertin (École du Louvre & Université de la Rochelle – CRHIA): “The market is dying”: power and conflicts between art dealers and auctions houses in the tribal art market


16:40 – 16:55  Discussion

16:55 – 17:00  Break


Panel 7 – Art Market Power in the 21st century

Chair: Adelaide Duarte (Instituto de História da Arte, NOVA/FCSH)


17:00 – 17:15  Alain Quemin (Université Paris-8): Elaborating a ranking of leading contemporary art galleries: Does nationality matter and to what extent is internationalization necessary to control the market?

17:15 – 17:30  Melanie Fasche (Sotheby’s Institute of Art): Geographic expansion and market power in the contemporary art sector: evidence from leading commercial galleries

17:30 – 17:45  Laurel Zuckerman (Independent researcher): Computing Impact: A methodology for identifying top NEPIP art dealers by frequency of mentions in provenance


17:45 – 18:00  Discussion


18:00 – 18:10 Closing remarks

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