Speaker(s): Carol Damian, Julia Draganović, Vivian Pfeiffer

Art As An Investment


A piece of art to enjoy is certainly a driving factor when making a purchase but what about art as an investment? With the art market showing signs of resiliency, art is a unique alternative investment option.

In fact, some investors rank art second only to real estate as the best investment. Collectors have created a hefty supply and demand system as the years have gone by, but the question remains: How can you find a piece that will appreciate in value?


Carol Damian

Dr. Carol Damian is the dynamic Director & Chief Curator of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, positions she assumed in 2008. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and received her MA in Pre-Columbian Art History and her Ph.D in Latin American History from the University of Miami. A professor and former chairperson of...

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Julia Draganović

Julia Draganović (Ph.D.) is a curator for contemporary art whose interest is focused on new artistic strategies including art in public spaces, socially engaged practices and new media. She has curated shows in Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA and Taiwan, including the curatorial projects of Bologna Art First 2010 – 2012 and at Art Miami since 2009. Draganović is member of the committees...

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Vivian Pfeiffer

Vivian Pfeiffer is a Deputy Chairman & Head of Business Development at Phillips. Previously, Ms. Pfeiffer is responsible for driving sales activity across categories for Christie’s Private Sales channel in the Americas region.Ms. Pfeiffer began her Christie’s career in 1990 and was instrumental in building the company’s success in Latin American Paintings. Most recently, she was SVP...

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