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Conference Program

Monday, March 29, 2004
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

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8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m.

Introduction by Gail Feigenbaum, Associate Director, Getty Research Institute

The History of Collecting's Debt to Francis Haskell
Malcolm Baker, University of Southern California

9:30 A.M. Session 1: Shapes of the Dealer

Chair: Gail Feigenbaum, Getty Research Institute

The Fugger Factor: The Agency of German Merchant-Bankers in Early-Modern Collecting
Mark Meadow, University of California, Santa Barbara; Getty Scholar

A Taste of Baroque "Pastries" in the Republic of Painting
Maria Loh, University College London; Randall-MacIver Junior Research Fellow, St. Hilda's College

True or False Connoisseur: The Case of Picture Dealer Michael Bryan (1757–1821)
Julia Armstrong-Totten, Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance, Getty Research Institute


The Dealer's Nine Lives
Ting Chang, McGill University, Montreal; Getty Scholar

The Fischer Gallery in Switzerland: A Trading Center for 'Degenerated,' Confiscated, and Dislocated Art
Anja Heuss, Independent Scholar, Germany


12:45 P.M. Lunch Break

2:15 – 5:00 P.M. Session 2: Shaping Markets

Chair: Scott Schaefer, J. Paul Getty Museum

The Dealer as Taste-Shaper (Edme-Francoise Gersaint, 1694–1750)
Neil De Marchi, Duke University, Durham; Getty Scholar

German Art Dealers as Agents of Taste during the Emergence of the Art Market in 18th-Century Germany
Michael North, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald; Getty Scholar

The Old Masters' New Masters
Charles Dellheim, Boston University


Goupil, Knoedler, and the American Market: Intersections in Publishing and Art Dealing
Decourcy MacIntosh, Independent Scholar, New York

In Pursuit of Old Masters: 20th Century Art Dealers and the English Country House
May Redfern, Harewood House Trust, Harewood, UK



8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Coffee/ Tea

9:00 A.M Session 3: Shaping Artists

Chair: Serge Guilbaut, University of British Columbia; Getty Scholar

The Dealer as Producer: Charles Sedelmeyer (1837–1925)
Christian Huemer, Fellow, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna

Cézanne and Vollard in 1895: An Anatomy of an Exchange
Robert Jensen, University of Kentucky, Lexington; Getty Scholar



10:15 A.M. Session 4: Shaping Value

Chair: Colin Bailey, The Frick Collection, New York

Whodunnit? The Notion of Authenticity in 18th-Century Art Dealing
Antoinette Roesler-Friedenthal, Independent Scholar, Berlin

The Art Market in Japan: Reality and Myth in a Bubble
Michael Hall, Curator to Edmund de Rothschild, Southampton, UK; Getty Scholar

French & Company, the American Antiques and Decorating Firm, 1907-1960
Charissa Bremer David, J. Paul Getty Museum

On the Value of Dealers
Anne Higonnet, Barnard, Columbia University, New York


12:30 P.M. Lunch Break

1:30 P.M. Session 5: Panel: Duveen and Dealers' Archives/Resources

Chair: John Brewer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Anne Higonnet, Barnard, Columbia University, New York

Meryle Secrest, Independent Scholar, Washington, D.C.

Charles Dellheim, Boston University

Shelley Bennett, The Huntington Art Collections, San Marino

Mark Leonard, J. Paul Getty Museum


3:15 P.M. Session 6: Panel: The Market of War-Dealers in the Nazi Era

Chair: Jonathan Petropoulos, Claremont McKenna College

Nancy Yeide, National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Hans Cramer, Art Dealer, The Hague

Bernard Rosenthal, Early Book Dealer, Berkeley

Anja Heuss, Independent Scholar, Germany

5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Reception

7:00P.M. Session 7: Panel: The Contemporary Scene-Agent, Dealer, Fabricator

Chair: Thomas Crow, Director, Getty Research Institute

Helene Winer, Metro Pictures, New York

Matthew Marks, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Wendy Brandow, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Rosamund Felsen, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

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