NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Observer, the digital media company focused on chronicling the world's power players in business, policy, entertainment, technology, art, travel, real estate and dining, today announced its speaker lineup for the Business of Art Observed Event to be held in New York on May 21st. The conference will feature prominent art industry professionals to discuss key business issues, trends and technology disruption facing the industry on both a global and national scale.
Observer's inaugural Business of Art Observed Event will bring together the top gallery owners, museum curators, professional art advisors, auctioneers, private collectors, attorneys and art insurance professionals for a half-day event on the Business of Art.
"The art world has 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 art market professionals to discuss these issues facing a rapidly changing industry," said James Karklins, President, Observer Media.
The Business of Art Observed Event will feature a number of trends 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
The Event will feature the following speakers:
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
Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts
Lawrence M. Shindell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, LMI Group International, Inc.
Massimo Sterpi, Partner, Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners
Peter K. Tompa, Executive Director, Global Heritage Alliance
Dennis M. Wade, Senior Partner, Wade Clark Mulcahy, LLP
Elizabeth von Habsburg, Managing Director, Winston Art Group
Pauline Willis, Director & CEO, The American Federation of Arts
Elena Zavelev, Founder, New Art Academy & CADAF.art
Media interested in attending the event can contact Brittany Hillyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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