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Jeffrey Boloten on The State of the Global Art Market 2011

LSE Arts and HRL Contemporary public lecture

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2011 
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Venue:  Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Jeffrey Boloten

As part of HRL Contemporary's collaboration with the LSE, we are delighted to present our first lecture examining the relationship between art and commerce. Jeffrey Boloten, Managing Director of ArtInsight will be talking on the current state of the global art market.  An expert in this area, Boloten will use recent research and data to analyse the international art system and its functions from a macro perspective.  The slippery subjects of how value is ascertained in the art world and the definition of its meaning will be discussed.  Boloten will relate these themes to the recent economic crisis and its effect on global art markets.  This will incorporate both established art scenes as well as news and analysis of emerging international markets.

The LSE has invited HRL Contemporary to curate a series of exhibitions at the university. The first exhibition, A Baker's Dozen, to be held at The Atrium Gallery at the LSE, will examine the relationship between art and commerce from 6th June – 7th July 2011.  LSE is an internationally renowned university, specialising in the social sciences.  HRL Contemporary is a young commercial gallery, founded in 2008, which stages carefully curated thematic shows in diverse venues across London. This partnership draws together an emerging curatorial dealership and a highly influential public institution in an unprecedented, multi-disciplinary interrogation of the politics and economics of art.

Jeffrey Boloten is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd., the leading art market education partner of art market analysts, ArtTactic. Following a business degree from McGill University, and a background as a Solicitor, Jeffrey graduated from the Publishing course at Harvard University, with a publishing career including directorships with major international publishers including Penguin Books. Following an MA in Arts Management from City University (London), focused on the Art Market, and posts at the Tate, and as General Manager of a London art college, Jeffrey Boloten co-founded ArtInsight in 2004. He lectures internationally on the photography art market, and on the global art market.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


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