In this update, Grove Art publishes 18 new articles related to the art market, part of an ongoing project in this field supervised by Dr. Darius Spieth of LSU. New texts published include entries on auction houses and art fairs including Hôtel Drouot, TEFAF, and Art Cologne, as well as articles on specialized areas of the art market such as the Market for Antiquities, the Market for New Media Art, the Market for Asian Art, and the Market for Applied Arts and Modern Design. Articles on foundational topics in this field include texts on Patronage, Art Dealers, and Appraisal and Valuation. This update also features new essays on Forgery and Authenticity. We’re grateful to the interdisciplinary group of scholars from around the world who shared their expertise in these texts. In addition to these new entries, we are pleased to publish 39 revisions to a range of entries across Grove Art, from geographic articles like London, Paris, Scotland, and Italy, to biographies of American artists Robert Reid and Daniel Chester French.
With this update, Benezit publishes 13 updates to artists’ biographies, including new information about auction records and exhibition histories. Benezit’s 2018 commissioning focuses on women and gender queer artists, as discussed in this essay by Dr. Battista. The July update covers artists such as Beatriz Milhazes and Miriam Schapiro, as well as other global artists who are the highest grossing and most frequently sold in the contemporary art market. Benezit has also published a Q&A with artist Tiff Massey, the latest in a series of interviews with contemporary artists, available on the OUPBlog.