The Art Market for Works on Paper

Woman kissing a baby on the cheek

Mary Cassatt, A Kiss for Baby Ann (No. 3) (detail), 1897. Pastel on paper, 18 1/4 x 22 in. (46.3 x 55.8 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum Purchase, gift of an anonymous donor in celebration of the Legion of Honor centenary (2022.63). Photograph by Jorge Bachmann

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In connection with Paperworks: 15 Years of Acquisitions, Furio Rinaldi, curator of drawings and prints, will be in conversation with Giovanna Bertazzoni, Christie’s vice chairman of 20th and 21st century art. Hear about newly acquired prints and drawings in the context of the ever-evolving market of works on paper, from old masters to contemporary. 

About the speakers

Giovanna Bertazzoni is vice chairman of 20th and 21st century art at Christie’s. Bertazzoni has been with the global auction house for 19 years, having held multiple leadership roles and contributing to many rediscoveries, memorable auctions, and record sales. An art history graduate from the University of Pavia, in 1996–97, Bertazzoni has been a curatorial fellow at the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, working on the massive cataloguing of the prints and drawings collections following the renovation and reopening of the Legion of Honor. 

Furio Rinaldi is curator of drawings and prints at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where he curated the exhibition Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present (2021–22). An expert on 15th and 16th century Italian drawings, Rinaldi has authored many publications and organized exhibitions on the subject. He received a fellowship at the Fondazione Roberto Longhi, Florence (2010–11) and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012–13), and was recently appointed David and Julie Tobey Fellow at The Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti (2022).

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