Kalamazoo Art League Lecture: Alejandro Carosso

April 13, 10 a.m.

Posted: April 1, 2011
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Al jandro Carosso - Art League Lecture

The Kalamazoo Art League presents a lecture on Art Dealing: Due Diligence and Legitimacy with Aléjandro Carosso, on Wednesday, April 13 at 10 a.m.

Carosso, an international fine arts dealer for more than twenty years, speaks Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and English. He lived in Japan for many years where he organized art exhibitions in Tokyo. He travels extensively in Asia and Europe, and now lives in New York, having settled there in the mid 1990s when he operated the Carosso Fine Arts until 2004. Exhibitions at the gallery included retrospectives of Max Ernst and Man Ray.

Over the years, Carosso has collaborated on many complex cross-border art transactions involving private collectors, foundations and museums. He specializes in the sale of Western Art (which the Japanese acquired during the Economic Bubble of 1986-1991) back to the west. Since 1995 he has sold more than $300 million worth of paintings and sculptures by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jasper Johns, Alexander Calder, Marc Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella, Fernard L ger, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, Edgar Degas and many others.

Known to his many friends in Kalamazoo simply as Alé , Carosso is an alumni of Hackett High School and the University of Michigan.

Admission is free to Kalamazoo Art League members
$10 general admission
$3 for students with ID from WMU, K College, KVCC or the Kirk Newman Art School.

Reception following the lecture included with admission.

To register, call (269) 349-7775.