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A Financialized Art Market

Jan 14, 2020

In recent years, there has been plenty of talk of the “financialization” of art. A financialized art market could lead to an explosion of liquidity and value.
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Blockchain and Collection Management

Jan 14, 2020

This session follows how auction house, Christie’s partnered with Artory, a blockchain-powered digital registry, to establish provenance and create trackable records for art sales through the encrypted registration of works sold in its Barney A. Ebsworth Collection sale.
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The Auction World and Its Changing Nature 2019

Jan 14, 2020

The US was the largest auction market for modern art in 2018 but there is no room for complacency. Keeping up with rapid changes and transparency as well as understanding today’s new customer demographics is important.
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Zombie Statistics, Draconian Laws, Media Complicity: The End of the Global Antiquities Trade

Jan 14, 2020

The media has helped to propound a myth – that the illegal trade in cultural goods is a pillar of organized crime. That trade in antiquities is part of a multi-billion dollar network with links to the drug and arms trade, to money laundering and terrorist financing.
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The Fair Economy: How Art Fairs Have Reshaped the Art Market

Jan 14, 2020

Probably the most urgent challenge facing the arts sector concerns the question of representation and the responsibility of everyone working within the arts to encourage more egalitarianism through providing platforms and opportunities to a different voice.
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Juliet Helmke

Jan 14, 2020

Editor at Observer Based in New York, Juliet Helmke is an editor at Observer who previously held editorial positions at Modern Painters and The Artist Catalogue. Her writing has appeared in Art+Auction, Artinfo, Gothamist, Brownstoner, Editorialist and others. Raised in Brisbane, Australia, she holds a master’s degree from the School of Visual Arts in New […]
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Understanding the New Generation of Auction Buyers

Jan 13, 2020

This panel of experts will answer the question: What are millennials collecting? They will explain how they analyze the behaviors of potential buyers in order to predict trends.
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The Art Market 2.0

Jul 3, 2019

This session will cover multiple technology solutions to help the art industry’s relationship with government legislators for trade, provenance and authenticity. We will discuss the importance of technology-driven transparency. These solutions embrace the improvement of the management and verification of collections & exhibit works.
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Regulating the Art Market 

Jul 3, 2019

US art dealers, auction houses, galleries, art museums, art fairs and art consultants may soon be subject to government financial regulation.  Many are calling for regulation in the art market to counter and combat the tax evasion, money laundering, price manipulation and trading on ‘inside information’. Proponents of regulation seek more open trading and greater disclosure of all aspects of art transactions, including details regarding the parties, prices and any guarantees.
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Insurance & Risk Management

Jul 3, 2019

In today’s complex art industry, all stakeholders should consider whether solid risk management should now weigh in favor of using third-party risk transfer tools versus continuing to self-insure against such a risk adopt new ownership standards. This session will look at modernizing risk management in the art market and how the industry should apply forensic due diligence to transactions and ensure they view all business activities through a lens of strategic risk and reputation.
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