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Clayton Press

Clayton Press

Partner Linn Press LLC
Clayton Press specializes in post-WWII art market dynamics and economics and in post-pop contemporary art. He is the curatorial advisor to several private collectors in North America and Europe and has organized numerous gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York. He is the primary author of LOVE STORY, the Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection (Vienna) and FIVE {PIAT}, which explored five American artists in context (Moscow). He is a sought-after media authority for commentary on the current art market. After graduating from the University of Rochester with majors in both art history and anthropology, he received his MA from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed the requirements for his PhD at Southern Illinois University and Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (Barbados).

Currently Teaching

The Art Market: How It Works (The Unvarnished Truth)

Explore the size of each sector of the global art market, dissect the processes used in each, and examine how business is conducted.

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Making of the Modern Art Market

Look at the intersections of history and art history from the 1870s to WWII that reveal the origins of impressionism and modernism.

Artists, Dealers, and Collectors

Explore how art markets have evolved from 17th-century Europe to the present, with a focus on key artists, dealers, and collectors.

The Value of Contemporary Art: Investment or Asset?

Look at the challenges of determining the monetary value of art, and learn to distinguish between collecting and investing in artwork.