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Cosmopolitan Canvases: The Globalization of Markets for Contemporary Art

Olav Velthuis and Stefano Baia Curioni


This book brings together recent, multidisciplinary, cutting edge research on the globalization of markets for contemporary art. Focusing on different regions including China, Russia, India, and Japan, the chapters in this book study the extent to which art markets have indeed become global. On the one hand, it focuses on organizations such as the art fairs, Internet platforms, and auction houses which have enabled global flows of contemporary art. It shows how art from places such as the Middle East has been transformed into a new asset class. On the other hand, the chapters highlight the mul ... More

Keywords: globalization, art markets, contemporary art, economic sociology, cultural sociology, cultural economics, art fairs, diffusion processes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717744
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olav Velthuis, editor
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam

Stefano Baia Curioni, editor
Associate Professor, Bocconi University

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