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Global Market for Contemporary Art

Infinite Cane/Homage to Manet by Josip Vaništa

With a growing pool of buyers and increasing ties to financial markets, the global market for contemporary art has expanded dramatically in recent decades. Fame has played a dominant role in measuring success in the market, complicating efforts to assess quality among the plurality of styles and media.


Mausoleum of Timur

A mausoleum is a house of the dead, although it is often as much a symbol as a sepulcher. Its name is derived from the funerary monument completed c. 350 BCE at Halicarnassus in honor of Mausolos, Satrap of Caria, and his wife Artemisia.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 73 emendations, 1 new article, and 36 articles that have been updated and revised with new scholarship.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Oxford Art Online on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries.

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Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

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UpdateGAO is an ongoing initiative to revise Grove’s articles in collaboration with their original authors, yielding updates to reflect recent developments and new scholarship. Have you contributed to Grove and want to update your article(s)? Let us know.

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Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day.