The Value of Art will introduce you to the current artistic scene and markets whilst exploring the historical backgrounds that made them what they are today. The course provides essential information about the key art market makers and shakers and clearly explains the structures, dynamics, and the legal context within which they operate. Each week is specifically designed to build knowledge on old masters and contemporary art alike, looking at the past to better understand and more firmly grasp the importance of contemporary developments. Beyond considering the importance of the substantial amounts of money involved in dealing in art, this course also provides you with the opportunity to carefully consider the challenges, risks, and opportunities inherent in the market.
By the end of this course:
- You will understand the structure, history and dynamics of the art market.
- You will develop analytical skills to critically evaluate the art market and the practices involved in buying and selling art.
- You will understand the complexities associated with the production, circulation and validation of art.
- You will critically evaluate the opportunities, challenges and risks of the art market.