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Bedford square festival
FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017, 17:00 – 18:00 PM BST

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Talk by Dr Bernard Vere, Sotheby's Institute of Art - London

Twice a year, London’s major auction houses hold sales of Impressionism and Modern art. Available to view in the days leading up to the auction, the sales include works by some of the great artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, providing an opportunity for the public to view major paintings that they might never have a chance to see again. This talk, by Dr Bernard Vere, Program Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design, looks at the results of the most recent sales that took place earlier this month.

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Dr Bernard Vere - Program Director, MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, PhD, London Consortium (University of London); MRes, London Consortium; MA, University of Nottingham; BA, University of East Anglia

Bernard Vere specializes in art from the late-19th to mid-20th century. His work explores the connection between technological advances and the rise of the metropolis in modernist art, particularly in its implications for the individual subject. Recent research has concentrated on the relationship of popular culture to art and architecture in the first half of the 20th century and he is the author of Sport and Modernism in the Visual Arts in Europe, 1909-1939, to be published by Manchester University Press in 2018. Vere’s work has featured in a number journals and art magazines, including Art History, the online British Art Studies, Visual Culture in Britain, and Contemporary. He is an elected member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and has sat on the Executive Steering Committee of the British Association of Modernist Studies. He has been a speaker at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the University of Oxford, as well as presenting research at numerous conferences and galleries. He previously taught at Birkbeck College (University of London), London Metropolitan University, and Tate.

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