How serious are the dangers of market sponsorship of museum exhibitions?

The Art Newspaper

Robert Travers has been featured in The Art Newspaper, he discusses the impact of Museum Exhibitions on the market value of artists. 


In 2017, Piano Nobile published a series of monographs on the auction prices of several 20th-century British artists. The Nobile Index Series examines factors responsible for the commercial sales histories of leading twentieth century British artists. 


Research discovered that there is a direct correlation between museum shows and spikes in interest at auction. “It confirmed in a reasonably analysed way that there is a relationship and, therefore, to support museums is not completely philanthropic—there is a commercial spin off,” Travers says. 


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January 27, 2020