London is a leading world market for contemporary art, but how has this come about? What role have dealers played? What is the anxiety about the relationship between money and art? How can we study the art market and what can it tell us both of the past and the present status of art? This is a set of audio recordings from the Tate Britain conference The Rise of the London Art Market which addressed these issues.

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 1: Part 1

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 1: Part 2

An audio recording from the conference The Rise of the London Art Market held at Tate Britain.

Professor Pamela Fletcher: ‘Shopping for Art: Commercial Art Galleries and Their Publics 1870-1914’ 

Professor Anne Helmreich: ‘The Changing Environment of the Commercial Art Dealer in London c. 1893-1923’ 

Dr Anna Gruetzner Robins: ‘Fry, Modernism and the Art Market’ Chair: Malcolm Gee 

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 1: Part 3

An audio recording from the conference The Rise of the London Art Market held at Tate Britain.

Andrew Stephenson: ‘From Conscription to Depression: The Market for Modern British Art in London c. 1916-1930’

Richard Calvocoressi: ‘Cork Street in the 1930s: the Mayor and London Galleries’

Chair: Malcolm Gee

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 1: Part 4

An audio recording from the conference The Rise of the London Art Market held at Tate Britain.

Professor Lisa Tickner: ‘The Kasmin Gallery 1963–72’

Professor Fran Lloyd: ‘The Interconnective Spaces of New British Sculpture: From the Lisson to Public Collections’

Chair: Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 2: Part 1

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 2: Part 2

An audio recording from the conference The Rise of the London Art Market held at Tate Britain.

Georgina Adam: ‘The market for contemporary art, London and the “Frieze effect” 

Panel Discussion: Georgina Adam, Matthew Slotover, Louisa Buck Chair: Alice Rawsthorn

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 2: Part 3

The Rise of the London Art Market – Day 2: Part 4