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Historic and Contemporary Issues in the Art Market ― The Sale of the Century

Leonardo_da_Vinci_or_Boltraffio_(attrib)_Salvator_Mundi_circa_1500 (detail). Source Wikimedia Commmons.

The first in a new informal occasional research seminar series focused on contemporary & historic issues in the art market, organised by the Centre for the Study of the Art & Antiques Market.

These seminars are designed to be very light touch, in a drop-in open conversation format. They are focused on events and issues related to the art market.

The first in the new series will focus on the debates surrounding the sale of the Leonardo da Vinci painting Salvator Mundi, which is to be sold by Christie’s New York in their Post War and Contemporary Art auction on 15 November 2017.

We will open the debate with some key questions, prompted by materials generated by the auction sale itself. The format for the seminar will be open debate, driven by participants themselves. Please bring your own research perspectives and questions to the ‘issue’. There is no ‘expertise’ on the art market required to participate, just an interest in the art market itself.

The seminar is free to attend and all are welcome. The venue is Room B.09 in the Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

For more information, contact Mark Westgarth.

Image: Leonardo da Vinci or Boltraffio (attrib) Salvator Mundi circa 1500 (detail). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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