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Article Number - 77291B26006


Vol.1(1), pp. 1- 4 , August 2010

ISSN: 2141-6524



Full Length Research Paper

Auctioning: A new way of placing good old-fashioned art


Jurij Selan




Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Erjavceva 23, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.


Email: jbselan@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 02 February 2010  Published: 31 August 2010

Copyright © 2010 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

This article reflects on a new phenomenon in auctioning art by placing it in the perspective of the historical tradition of generating an artwork’s aura through the aid of special places. Historically, special places such as churches and galleries have tended to maximize an artwork’s experiential value in particular. Today, however, the intention of certain new special places such as auctions is primarily to maximize the retail value of an artwork. Damien Hirst’s Beautiful inside My Head Forever 2008 auction sale is used as a case study.

 

Key words: Art theory, aura, place, context, auctioning.


APA (2010). Auctioning: A new way of placing good old-fashioned art. Journal of Fine and Studio Art, 1(1), 1- 4.
Chicago Jurij Selan. "Auctioning: A new way of placing good old-fashioned art." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 1, no. 1 (2010): 1- 4.
MLA Jurij Selan. "Auctioning: A new way of placing good old-fashioned art." Journal of Fine and Studio Art 1.1 (2010): 1- 4.
   
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