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Barnes shortly after by another American artist living in Paris, Alfred Maurer, formed the cornerstone of his emerging collection of French modernist art. 12 In the late 1910s and early 1920s Barnes enjoyed a close and productive relationship with the prominent French art dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel. By

In: Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art
Author: Michał Mencfel

in his decision, 1 the event, in fact, merely recast it as having been motivated by ideological rather than pragmatic considerations. Even before the uprising, Raczyński was complaining about the inconveniences associated with living in the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Poznań, indicating

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In: Athanasius Raczyński (1788-1874). Aristocrat, Diplomat, and Patron of the Arts
Author: Michał Mencfel

Legitimate power wielded by an individual can only be superseded by chaos or the most brutal tyranny wielded by the dregs of society. Diary , March 5, 1851 ∵ 1 The Flight from Warsaw in 1794: The Spectre of Revolution ‘It was a very special day in my life, and although I don

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In: Athanasius Raczyński (1788-1874). Aristocrat, Diplomat, and Patron of the Arts
Author: Michał Mencfel

their mark on his future life. The recollections of them returned later during his bouts of depression. They also provided an explanation for some of his actions. In an entry in his diary dated 17 May 1836, written during a painful period when he was experiencing the collapse of his political career and

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In: Athanasius Raczyński (1788-1874). Aristocrat, Diplomat, and Patron of the Arts

, which allowed them to ignore the fractious political, social, and economic conditions on the Italian peninsula, as well as Italians themselves. Some of these travelers were motivated by the low cost of living, while others sought a healthy climate, a business opportunity, or the status European travel

In: Florence, Berlin and Beyond: Late Nineteenth-Century Art Markets and their Social Networks

, which allowed them to ignore the fractious political, social, and economic conditions on the Italian peninsula, as well as Italians themselves. Some of these travelers were motivated by the low cost of living, while others sought a healthy climate, a business opportunity, or the status European travel

In: Florence, Berlin and Beyond: Late Nineteenth-Century Art Markets and their Social Networks
Author: Anita Archer

hold and admire. The artworks were included in Sotheby’s 4 July 2007 Old Master’s evening sale and achieved a sales result of £10.8million ($21.7million). The press release for the Ullens’ sale was titled “Sotheby’s to sell finest collection of Turner watercolours to have come to the market in living

In: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Global Auction Market
Author: Anita Archer

exposure to a Western audience, and this was acknowledged by the auction house through their inclusion in the special section titled ‘Youthful Generation’, with the artists recognised as “living the most youthful moments of one’s life”. Once again, Sotheby’s gave itself some leeway in this respect by

In: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Global Auction Market
Author: Michał Mencfel

mysterious and apparently unpleasant circumstances. He moved to Berlin in 1805, hoping to advance his career by establishing an art museum in the Prussian capital. Contrary to his expectations, he did not play a major role in the city’s cultural life, but the concept he devised for a museum was well received

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In: Athanasius Raczyński (1788-1874). Aristocrat, Diplomat, and Patron of the Arts
Author: Anita Archer

featured as the cover picture for the China Onward catalogue), Fang Lijun’s four part scroll Swimmer , 1999, Xu Bing’s installation The Living Word , 2001, and Ai Weiwei’s controversial Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn , 1995. 19 All of these works pre-dated the acquisition period for Goedhuis meaning it

In: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Global Auction Market