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David Bellingham

Program Director, MA Art Business, London
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PhD, University of Manchester; BA (Hons), University of Birmingham

David Bellingham is an art historian and author. He has published numerous books and articles on a variety of subjects, including: art fairs, art business ethics, Greek and Celtic mythology, the art market for classical sculpture and frescoes, the paintings of Sandro Botticelli, and authenticity issues in the paintings of Frans Hals. Bellingham delivered a paper at the University of Maastricht on the ethical reception of the Riace Bronzes (published in 2014), and introduced the ethical theme of the London Art Business conference in 2015.

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  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Bellingham, D. (2014) `The Underwater Heritage of the Riace Bronzes: Ethics and the Art Market in Ancient Rome’ in Proceedings of the seminar “Art, cultural heritage and the market: ethical and legal issues”, University of Maastricht 15-16 March 2012

    Bellingham, D. (2012) ‘Frans Hals, Attribution and the Market’ in Aldrich, M. & Hackforth-Jones, J. (eds) (2012) Art and Authenticity (London: Lund Humphries), Ch. 13

    Bellingham, D.C. (2011) ‘In London’s Fair City: A Brief History of London’s Art and Antiques Fairs’ in The Art Newspaper Magazine, June 2011, 58-60

    Bellingham, D.C. (2010) `Defining Genre: Scenes of the Symposium in Pompeian Wall-Painting’ in Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Vol 146 (2007-8), 83-90

    Bellingham, D.C. (2010) ‘Deconstructing Aphrodite: Botticelli’s Venus and Mars in the National Gallery, London’ in Amy C. Smith and Sadie Pickup (eds) Brill's Companion to Aphrodite (Leiden: Brill), Ch. 18, pp. 347-374 ISBN 978-90-04-18003-1

    Bellingham, D.C. (2009) `The 'Jenkins Venus': Reception in the Art World and the Market’ in Godfrey, T. (ed.) (2009) Understanding Art Objects: Thinking Through the Eye

    Bellingham, D.C. (2009) `Memories of an Empire’ in The RICS Arts Surveyor: Antiquities, April, 2009, pp. 10-11

    Bellingham, D.C. (2008) `Ethics and the Art Market’ in Robertson, I. & Chong, D. (2008) The Art Business (London & NY: Routledge), Ch. 10, 176-196
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