Josh Baer

Josh Baer is an art advisor, curator and art market journalist. He began his career in 1979 as Director of highly influentual space, White Columns in New York City. During this time he began writing and co-publishing the now-legendary art and culture magazine, ZG, while also co-founding No Wave/post-Punk record label Neutral Records. Amoung Neutral Record’s releases was the first EP of Sonic Youth as well as Confusion is Sex. ZG magazine included contributions by many notable authors and artists, inculding: Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Vito Acconci, Jack Goldstein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Ashley Bickerton. Baer went on to represent some of these artists when he opened his own gallery in 1985. The Josh Baer Gallery remained open for 10 years. In 1994 Josh decided to leave public sphere of the art world to focus on private art advising, teaching and writing. It was that year he launched the Baer Faxt and starting teaching Art Administration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Later he became a bi-weekly contributor to New York Magazine and has continued to educate the public on art collecting through panel discussions and talks he gives around the world. He has more recently returned to curation, working some of the top galleries and auction houses, Josh has been able to create several press garnering exhibitions. Currently, Baer spends his days advising collectors from his office in downtown New York. Most recently been brought on by eBay to consult on thier online art venture soon to launch in 2014.