Author(s): Christopher Heathcote
Upfront, street savvy, and enthralling, this book is an indispensable tool in understanding the role of the art market. Dr Christopher Heathcote is the author of numerous publications on Australian art, and in this latest offering he traces the history and growth of Australia's private and independent galleries since 1956. 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 pictures.
Dr Christopher Heathcote is an artist, writer and critic who has served as senior art critic for The Age, and Associate Editor of Arts Monthly Australia. He has previously published monographs on Yvonne Audette, Roger Kemp and Russell Drysdale.