Inside the Art Market

Australia's Galleries A History: 1956-1976


An indispensable guide to understanding the role of the art market.


ISBN: 9780500500705 Category:

Christopher Heathcote


Upfront, street savvy, and enthralling, Inside the Art Market traces the history and growth of Australia’s private and independent galleries since 1956. In this book, Christopher Heathcote shares the inside story of how private art galleries have assisted our leading artists to gain public attention and how a cluster of trailblazing gallery owners including Kym Bonython, Rudy Komon, Anne and Tam Purves, Terry Clune, Barry Stern, Georges Mora and Frank Watters, transformed the business of selling art.

Additional information

Weight 872 g
Dimensions 16.2 x 23.2 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 September 2016
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.2 x 23.2 cm
Weight 872 g


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Christopher Heathcote is one of Australia's foremost art critics. He has written extensively on a diverse range of major creators - from Sidney Nolan and Edvard Munch to Virginia Woolf and Michelangelo Antonioni. He is the author of several books, including the highly acclaimed A Quiet Revolution: The Rise of Australian Art 1946-68, Russell Drysdale: Defining the Modern Australian Landscape, and The Art of Roger Kemp, as well as co-author with Bernard Smith and Terry Smith of Australian Painting 1788-2000, the 'classic' account of Australian art. He also is a contributor to the Australian Dictionary of Biography. He has served as senior art critic for the Age, and associate editor of Art Monthly Australia.