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The art world is an exotic planet. Inhabited by multitudes of different specialists, its territories and their intricate relationships are still mostly uncharted. Bloomsbury Art Markets – Protagonists, Networks, Provenances is the first comprehensive, peer-reviewed scholarly reference work on art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, dealers and selected individuals in Europe and North America from around 1900 to the present.

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Painting of Le Louvre, 1902. Found in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims. Artist Pissarro, Camille (1830-1903)


Portrait of Romanian-born American art dealer Ileana Sonnabend (1914 - 2007) as she sits in her Soho gallery, New York

Art Dealers

An art handler holds a painting titled 'The Goddess' by Liu Ye, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000 at Christie's

Auction Houses

Advertisement for 11th International Art Exhibition. Venice, 1914: 15 April - 31 October. Depicts Venetian canals and gondolas, and stalls exhibiting art.

Art Fairs

Old textile carpet with many decorative elements


Galerie Christian Berst
(France, 2005–present)

by Raphael Koenig