I am delighted to spend the Summer as a visiting scholar at the renowned Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Together with my good friend and colleague Dr. Christian Huemer, we have started to explore the possibility of co-authoring a synthesis on the history of the art market. A volume like this does not exist to my knowledge, and would be useful for students and readers generally interested in the art market.
Christian is the head of the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty, and very knowledgeable about the nineteenth and twentieth century. Since I have done work on the early modern period as well as the global art market of the twenty first century (notably India), we hope that our complementary expertise will result in a worthwhile book on the fascinating development of the art market since the Renaissance!