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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

Fine Art as a Financial Asset

Analyze the performance of fine art over time, within art collecting categories, and as compared to the stock market.

Fine Art as a Financial Asset

Analyze the performance of fine art over time, within art collecting categories, and as compared to the stock market.

Black Artists in the Global Art Market

This course surveys the history of art made by black artists and their activity in the global art market from the late 19th century to today.

Black Artists in the Global Art Market

This course surveys the history of art made by black artists and their activity in the global art market from the late 19th century to today.

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.

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.