BUSINESS OF ART OBSERVED - Series of talks with leading art professionals - May 21, NYC

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  • May 10, 2019

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Observer, the digital media company focused on chronicling the world's power players in business, policy, entertainment, technology, art, travel, real estate and dining, will present a first of its kind event, Business of Art Observed, a series of talks with leading professional art executives who will share their experiences, on Tuesday, May 21 at New York's Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th Street) from 7AM - 12PM.   "Art, a 50 billion-dollar industry, faces a unique set of challenges: the birth of a global arts market, the use of social media, preferences towards digital galleries and the growth of international art fairs, as well as struggles with regulations in an evolving industry. The Business of Art Observed event will bring together esteemed art market professionals to candidly discuss these issues," said James Karklins, President, Observer Media.   The Business of Art Observed event will feature a number of topics including:

  • Disruption in the Art World - How the Rules are Changing and the Impact on Art Businesses Nationally and Globally
  • Regulating the Art Market
  • The Art Market 2.0: Using Art & Technology Solutions to Drive the Industry Forward
  • Insurance & Risk Management
  • The Fair Economy: How Art Fairs Have Reshaped the Art Market
  • Globalization

  Speakers include:

  • Helen Allen, Executive Director, The Winter Show
  • Maxwell L. Anderson, President, Souls Grown Deep Foundation
  • Anne Bracegirdle, AVP, Specialist, Christie's
  • Ronald Fiamma, Global Head of Private Collections, AIG, Inc.
  • Michael Findlay, Director, Acquavella Galleries
  • Devin Finzer, CEO, OpenSea
  • Nica Gutman Rieppi, Principal Investigator, Art Analysis & Research
  • Clinton Howell, President of Clinton Howell Antiques; President AADLA and CINOA
  • Sean Kelly, Owner, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
  • Lark E. Mason, Jr., President, iGavel Auctions and Lark Mason Associates
  • James McAndrew, Head of the Art Law Practice, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP
  • Michael McCullough, Partner, Pearlstein McCullough & Lederman LLP
  • Laura Patten, Art & Finance Specialist, Deloitte
  • Mary Pontillo, Senior Vice President, National Fine Art Practice Leader, DeWitt Stern, A division of Risk Strategies
  • Greg Rohan, President, Heritage Auctions
  • Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts
  • Elizabeth von Habsburg, Managing Director, Winston Art Group
  • Dennis M. Wade, Senior Partner, Wade Clark Mulcahy, LLP
  • Pauline Willis, Director & CEO, The American Federation of Arts
  • Elena Zavelev, Founder, New Art Academy &

  Moderators include:

  • Observer Editorial Director Mary von Aue
  • Observer Editor Juliet Helmke
  • Peter K. Tompa, Executive Director, Global Heritage Alliance
  • Lawrence M. Shindell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, LMI Group International, Inc.
  • Massimo Sterpi, Partner, Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners

  Registration is open to art professionals. Limited Tickets Remain. Register Today   Business of Art Observed is sponsored by Artbase, Barneby's, Heritage Auctions and Findlay Galleries.   AbouObserver Observer is a digital media property, chronicling the world's power players in business, policy, entertainment, technology, art, travel, real estate and dining. Through credible, authoritative content, Observer inspires and challenges an urban audience of global thinkers, business leaders and luxury consumers.   About Observer Media Observer Media is a diversified media, information and services company with interests in digital media such as Observer and Commercial Observer, and information platforms including Realgraph.

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