An Insider’s Guide to New Ways of Collecting Art


Hear from a diverse panel of leading experts on new ways to build a collection, with a focus on how to leverage the Internet to find the works you love.

Art collecting can be a fulfilling and enjoyable hobby, but it can also be a daunting task for newcomers to the art market. It can be tricky to know where to start when it comes to collecting art. However, with a little guidance, anyone can become an art collector. With this session, you'll find a guide to art collecting that will provide you with information you need to make informed purchase decisions.

With so many different artists and styles to choose from, where do you even begin? The first step is to develop your own taste. This can be done by visiting galleries and museums, looking at art books and magazines, and following the work of certain artists. Fortunately, there are now a number of online resources that can help you get started. Websites like One Art Nation offer a comprehensive guide to art collecting, with videos on how to start and grow your art collection.

In addition to web-based resources, there are also companies that offer personalized guidance and insights into the art world. These services can be a great complement to your own research, and they can help you make sure that you're paying a fair price for the pieces you're interested in.

Panel Discussion: Roxanna Zarnegar, Karen Boyer, James Cavello and Barry T. Malin

Roxanna Zarnegar, Former COO Christie's Americas; Karen Boyer, art advisor; James Cavello, President and co-owner of Westwood Gallery; and Barry T. Malin, an avid collector of contemporary art, will share with participants their Guide to Art Collecting, including how to:

  • find works by your favorite artists as soon as they are offered at auction or by a gallery, around the world
  • buy online with confidence that you are paying a fair price
  • compliment web-based resources with personalized guidance and insights.

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James Cavello

James Cavello is President and co-owner of Westwood Gallery since 1995. He is an award winning Curator, film producer and respected art expert and advisor. He began his art career in the late 1980’s serving as President of the Park Slope Artists Council, a non-profit organization with over 300 artists. He organized exhibitions in alternative spaces, both national and international....

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Karen Boyer

Karen Boyer is a former hedge-fund executive who studied art history at the Sorbonne and later turned her love of New York’s galleries and emerging art scene into a successful art advisory business, Elements in Play.  Working with both beginning and experienced collectors, Karen facilitates the development and refinement of her clients...

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Roxanna Zarnegar

Roxanna’s focus is on Fine Art + Tech: Rapid Growth and Development Leadership, ArtTech Advisor, Design Thinking + Innovation Strategist, Public Speaker on the future of the Art World Ecosystem.
In January 2014, Roxanna joined artnet with a wealth of experience and a proven track record, both within the art world and with Fortune 500 clients. Before helping...

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Barry T. Malin

Educated at Harvard, Williams and the University of California, Dr. Barry T. Malin is a physician specializing in major reconstructive surgery for patients with head and neck cancer.  Dr. Malin is also an avid collector of contemporary art with special interests in emerging artists and contemporary African art.  He is the founder of Burning in Water – Contemporary Art Trust, which...

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