Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection and Inge Reist, Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, introduce Money for the Most Exquisite Things.
Inge Reist is the Director of The Frick Collection's Center for the History of Collecting and the Chief of Research Collections and Programs at the Frick Art Reference Library. Recent publications include contributions to the exhibition catalogues for Paolo Veronese (2012) and Masterpieces of European Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art (2006), as well as an essay "All the World's a Stage: The Theater Conceit in Early Modern Italy" for the Blackwell Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art (2012) and the essay "Photograph Archives and Scholarship: Past, Present, and Future" for Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art History (2011). She is the co-editor of Provenance: An Alternative Art History (2012). Her essays on the history of collecting include "The Fate of the Palais-Royal Collection, 1791–1800” in The Circulation of Works of Art in the Revolutionary Era 1789–1848 (2006); "Sacred Art in the Profane New World of Nineteenth-Century America" in Sacred Possessions: Collecting Italian Religious Art, 1500 to 1900 (2011); and "Helen Clay Frick, Charting Her Own Course" in Power Underestimated: American Women Art Collectors (2011). She regularly participates in panels on various aspects of collecting. From 2005 to 2011, Reist served as the Chairman of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Art Documentation and the Art Advisory Board for EBSCO Publishing.
Ian Wardropper is Director, The Frick Collection, New York, and has organized more than twenty exhibitions in his specialties of European sculpture, earlier decorative arts, and twentieth-century design and decorative arts. Recent exhibitions he co-organized at The Metropolitan Museum of Art include Art of the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure for the Palaces of Europe (2008) and Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution (2009). Recent publications include European Sculpture, 1400–1900, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011), and Bernini: Sculpting in Clay (2012), a forthcoming exhibition catalogue for the Met and the Kimbell Art Museum.