Connoisseurship in our commodity culture
Michael Findlay on the value of art
Michael Findlay’s book The value of art (2012) explores the many ‘values’ of art – not only its commercial value but also its social value and what he calls the ‘essential’ value, or its deeper, intrinsic meanings. In this lecture, Michael will discuss connoisseurship in the 21st century and how art collectors and art lovers can develop personal taste and a confident eye.
Michael Findlay is an internationally renowned art dealer and director of Acquavella Galleries in New York, exhibiting work by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Lucien Freud and others. He directed one of the first galleries in New York’s SoHo in the 1960s, where he presented solo exhibitions by artists such as John Baldessari, Sean Scully and Hannah Wilke. In 1984 he joined Christie’s as head of Impressionist and modern paintings and has been a member of their board of directors as well as vice president of the Art Dealers Association of America. He is a contributing author to The expert versus the object: judging fakes and false attributions in the visual arts (2004).
Join Michael for a book signing in the Gallery Shop following the lecture.
Image: Michael Findlay
Wednesday 20 March 2013, 7.30pm
Free, seating is limited
Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium