Tricks of the Trade: Duveen Brothers and the Market for the Decorative Arts, 1880–1940
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center, Los Angeles
Charlotte Vignon, director of the Heritage and Collections department at Sèvres-Cité de la Céramique, draws from her recent publication, Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880–1940, in a discussion of the commercial strategies and the relationships with preeminent collectors, including J. P. Morgan, that led to the Duveen firm’s dominance of the transatlantic art market from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. Vignon’s research makes extensive use of the GRI’s Duveen Brothers archive to provide a study of the influential firm within the context of the history of collecting. Charlotte Vignon is director of the Heritage and Collections department at Sèvres- Cité de la Céramique and a visiting associate professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.
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