Anne Helmreich: "Exploring the Gilded Age Art Market Through a Digital Lens"
Anne Helmreich, Associate Director for Digital Initiatives at the Getty Research Institute
When wealthy industrialists such as Henry Clay Frick ventured into the art market, they had access to unprecedented quantities of information thanks, in large part, to the boom in art publishing and increasingly dense networks of communication and transportation. In turn, today, as researchers seeking to investigate this market we have access to much more material than ever before, thanks to the advances of the digital age. This talk reveals how the digital turn allows us to advance our understanding of Frick’s Gilded Age art market in its many complexities.