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General information about Marquand's sales catalogs holdings may be found here.
Art Market Research by Tom McNulty
Call Number: 2nd ed. in Marquand (ref.) N5200 .M39 2014
This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.
Provides auction sale (1920s-present) and provenance information with images for all types of fine art and other objects, as well as arms and armor, weapons, musical instruments and games. Its focus is on Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. One can search in French or English, and multiple currencies are available.
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Provides access to art auction sales databases, one for Fine Art and Design, and one for Decorative Art and Antiques. Search options include artist (for the former), medium or object type, and auction house or gallery. Art market performance reports may be available to PU affiliates by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and noting the desired artist.
Images of complete historical art sales catalogues. Lugt's Repertoire online is the entrance gate to the images of the catalogues, and lists more than 100,000 art sales catalogues from libraries in Europe and the USA. 1600-1900
Describes art auction and rare book catalogs for sales from the late sixteenth century to scheduled auctions, not yet held. Records include the dates and places of sales, the auction houses, sellers, institutional holdings, and titles of works.