Book launch: David Challis, Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art

Announcement by David Challis

Please join us for a brief presentation on the new book by author Dr David Challis followed by a discussion moderated by Associate Professor Christopher Marshall.


Wednesday 8th December at 1.00pm using Zoom details:


Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android:

https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/84888651595?pwd=cnQ5SC9pVHVvOEluUTAraVBubkh3UT09

Password: 653402

About the book:

Foreign Currency Volatility and the Market for French Modernist Art examines how the collapse of the French franc in the decades following the First World War activated powerful ‘push’ and ‘pull’ economic forces that compelled French art collectors to monetise their collections while simultaneously elevating the purchasing power of international art collectors.

David M. Challis, Ph.D. (2019), The University of Melbourne, is a postdoctoral researcher and sessional teacher in the Art History program at that university. His research distinctions include the 2020 Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for studies in British Art.




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