Friday 22 November 2019
Christie's, 9-15 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6PY
The first ICRA conference will offer a full day of presentations and panel discussions on various topics relevant to the catalogue raisonné. The event is spoonsored by Christie's Education. The day will include lunch and evening drinks which will give ample opportunity for networking. The full programme is below.
Full details, including how to buy a ticket, are available using the link below. There is a special, discounted rate for ICRA members.
The day begins with registration and coffee from 9.30am.The conference will begin at 10.00am.
Introduction: Pierre Valentin, Chair of ICRA
Presentation I: All the Rembrandts of the World: Towards a History of the Catalogue Raisonné
Dr Antoinette Friedenthal (art historian and scholar)
Panel I: What Makes a Good Catalogue Raisonné
Authors and editors of catalogues raisonnés discuss the logistics, framework, methodology, financing, relationship with the artist and/or artist estate and publishing approach.
Moderator: Georgina Adam (author and journalist, the Art Newspaper and The Financial Times).
Flavie Durand-Ruel (co-author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Albert André and specialist, director of FDR Fine Arts, Brussels)).
Dr Sharon Hecker (sculpture specialist and expert in the works of Medardo Rosso).
Valérie Didier Hess (author of the catalogue raisonné on Mahmoud Said; specialist, Impressionist & Modern Art, Christie’s Paris).
Toby Treves (author of the catalogue raisonné on Peter Lanyon; CEO of Modern Art Press).
Sarah Whitfield (co-author of catalogues raisonnés on René Magritte and William Scott).
Panel II: Establishing and Maintaining a Legacy
This session will look at the positives and negatives of foundations/archives, how to run an archive and how to handle the authentication process.
Moderator: Anna Somers Cocks OBE (Honorary Chairman, The Art Newspaper).
Rana Begum (contemporary artist).
Elizabeth Gorayeb (Director, Wildenstein Plattner Institute).
Saskia Spender (President, the Arshile Gorky Foundation).
Presentation II: The Risks Involved in Writing a Catalogue Raisonné, and how Authors can Protect Themselves
Pierre Valentin (art lawyer and founding partner of Constantine Cannon LLP)
Panel III: Who Uses the Catalogue Raisonné?
This panel will discuss the end user of the catalogue raisonné and how to take into consideration their needs.
Moderator: Toby Treves (author of catalogue raisonné on Peter Lanyon; CEO of Modern Art Press).
Giovanna Bertazzoni (Co-Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Department, Christie’s)
Thomas Heneage (Director, Thomas Heneage Art Books)
Lucy Myers (Managing Director, Lund Humphries)
Prof Richard Thomson (Professor of History of Art at Edinburgh University)
Dr Barnaby Wright (Deputy Head, The Courtauld Gallery)
The conference will end at approximately 5.45pm with networking drinks.
The day will finish at 6.30pm.
The ICRA Board would like to thank Christie’s Education for their generous support which has made this event possible.
Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of postgraduate
higher education and continuing education in the fields of art history, art
business, curating and connoisseurship which places great importance on the
practical experience of art through education as the key to professional
success. Christie's Education is the only academic institution wholly owned by
an auction house making it a unique and exceptional place to learn about the