Auction Houses: the New Art Business

Shelley Farmer of Hirschl & Adler Modern tackles the changing roles within the art market. In the old days, art dealers would attend auctions, and the public would purchase art from the dealer. Now, auction houses are trying to diversify their services, taking on the role of the dealer, broker, and consultant as a result of the changing art landscape.

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This clip is made available by The Clark Hulings Foundation for Visual Artists in partnership with the Salmagundi Club. The full discussion entitled “Fresh Perspectives on Collecting Art: A Panel Discussion for Collectors and Art Professionals” was moderated by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. A special thanks to our panellists: Jack Esterson AIA, Collector and Principal, Think! Architecture & Design pllc; Shelley Farmer, Director, Hirschl & Adler Modern; Megan McCarthy, Ph.D., Major Gifts Officer, Museum of Modern Art; and Tim Newton, Collector & Salmagundi Club Chairman of the Board and Advisory Board Member to The Clark Hulings Foundation.

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Natalie Baumgartner
Natalie Baumgartner is the Educational Coordinator and Digital Reporter at the Clark Hulings Foundation. She is committed to the mission of the Fund and hopes to see artists enrich their businesses through the tools and grants offered. Natalie recently graduated with her Masters of Science in International Development and has worked for several non-profits, focusing on issues revolving around human rights and gender equity.

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