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Canice Prendergast

 Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago

"Contemporary Art and its Market"


Canice Prendergast is the W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and also head of the critically acclaimed and award winning contemporary art collection at the University’s Business School. Prendergast will describe the collection’s role and evolution, and the strangeness of navigating the art market.

 

About Canice Prendergast:

Canice is W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He works on many areas of economics including labor markets and organizations. He has won various teaching prizes from our students. He got his Phd from Yale and his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin. But today he is here to talk about his second passion which is art. Canice is the chair of the art committee at the University of Chicago. Under his leadership they have built an award winning collection of art – the 3rd largest in the city of Chicago and he will tell you that story.

 

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