David Bellingham

Dr. David Bellingham is Programme Director for the Masters Degree in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art where he leads units on Ethics and the Art Market and Research Methodologies; he also lectures on Classical Art and Architecture. He studied Latin and Classical Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, and has a doctorate for his thesis on the cultural and socio-economic aspects of sympotic scenes in ancient Roman wall-painting. David has published numerous books and articles on a variety of subjects, including: art business ethics; Greek & Celtic mythology; the art market for classical sculpture and frescoes; and the paintings of Sandro Botticelli. He is currently writing an introduction to the art market for professionals, collectors and students, and researching the market for the paintings of Frans Hals.

Recent Publications

Bellingham, D.C. (2010) ‘Deconstructing Aphrodite: Botticelli’s Venus and Marsin the National Gallery, London’ in Amy C. Smith and Sadie Pickup (eds) Brill's Companion to Aphrodite (Leiden: Brill), Ch. 18, pp. 347-374 ISBN 978-90-04-18003-1 Bellingham, D.C. (2009) `The 'Jenkins Venus': Reception in the Art World and the Market’ in Godfrey, T. (ed.) (2009) Understanding Art Objects: Thinking Through the Eye Bellingham, D.C. (2009) `Memories of an Empire’ in The RICS Arts Surveyor: Antiquities, April, 2009, pp. 10-11 Bellingham, D.C. (2008) `Ethics and the Art Market’ in Robertson, I. & Chong, D. (2008) The Art Business (London & NY: Routledge), Ch. 10, 176-196